Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Ireland came from England and Scotland in the 17th century. The surname itself was ultimately derived from the personal name William, and means "son of William" or "son of Wil."
Early Origins of the Wilsone family
England, where the first on record appears to be Robert Willeson, listed in the Court Rolls of the manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1324. Other early records include a Robert Wilson in 1341 in documents from the Cistercian Abbey of Kirkstall, Yorkshire; and John Willison in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire of 1366. There was a place named Wilson in Devon that has existed since at least the time of the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Wilsone family
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Wilsone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilson, Willson, Wilsone, Wulson, Wilsoun and others.
Early Notables of the Wilsone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilsone family to Ireland
Some of the Wilsone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wilsone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wilsone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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