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Willy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Willy family were born. Their name comes from the personal name William. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Uilleim, which means son of William.


Early Origins of the Willy family


The surname Willy was first found in on the Isle of Harris, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

Early History of the Willy family


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Willy Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Willy has been spelled MacWilliam, MacQuilliam, MacKilliam, MacWilliams, MacKullie, MacCullie, MacWillie and many more.

Early Notables of the Willy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Willy family to Ireland


Some of the Willy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Willy family to the New World and Oceana


Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Willys to arrive on North American shores:

Willy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Willy, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Humphrey Willy, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Willy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Willy, who arrived in Georgia in 1742 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Willy, who landed in New York, NY in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Willy (post 1700)


  • Charles Willy Kayser (1881-1942), German film actor
  • Feldwebel Willy Kahle, German World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
  • Willy Gervin (1903-1951), Danish bronze medalist cyclist at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Willy Claes (1938-1994), Belgian politician, Secretary General of NATO 1994-1995
  • Willy Vandersteen (1913-1990), Belgian creator of comic books; he published more than 1, 000 comic albums, selling more than 200 million copies worldwide
  • Willy Fitting (b. 1925), Swiss bronze medalist fencer in the team épée event at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Willy Grondin (b. 1974), French footballer
  • Willy Otto Rossel (1921-2015), Swiss-born American chef, an internationally known Chef de Cuisine
  • Willy Juana Stähle (1954-2015), Dutch world water skiing champion, a gold and silver medalist at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 1971
  • Willy Bogner Jr. (b. 1942), German former alpine ski racer, son of Willy Bogner Sr

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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