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Williston Early Origins



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.

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Williston Spelling Variations


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Williston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wollaston, Woolaston, Wolleston, Woollaston, Woolleston, Woolliston and many more.

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Williston Early History


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Williston Early History



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.

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Williston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Williston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Williston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Bailey Williston U.E. (b. 1757) born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 before relocating to Canterbury Parish, Saint John, New Brunswick, he eventually settled on land in Bay Du Vin, Miramichi River, New Brunswick in 1797 he was part of the Port Matoon Association, married to Phoebe Stymiest having 12 children, he died in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Williston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Williston, who arrived in Canada in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Williston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Williston (post 1700)



  • George H. Williston (1818-1881), American politician who served in the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1846 and 1848
  • Samuel Wendell Williston (1851-1918), American educator and paleontologist
  • Samuel Williston (1861-1963), American lawyer and law professor, private secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray (1888-1889)

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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 29 August 2016 at 07:47.

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