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The surname Williston was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wollaston, Woolaston, Wolleston, Woollaston, Woolleston, Woolliston and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Williston research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1658, 1643, 1638, 1639 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Williston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Williston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Williston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ne quid falsi
Motto Translation: Nothing false.
The Williston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Williston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 9 July 2013 at 12:24.