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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Wilsoun surname in 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."

Wilsoun Early Origins



The surname Wilsoun was first found in Northern 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.

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Wilsoun Spelling Variations


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Wilsoun Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilson, Willson, Wilsone, Wulson, Wilsoun and others.

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Wilsoun Early History


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Wilsoun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilsoun research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1418, 1467, 1563 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Wilsoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilsoun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilsoun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilsoun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilsoun In Ireland


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Wilsoun In Ireland



Some of the Wilsoun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: Richard Wilson, who came to St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1703; Alexander Wilson, a Scotch-Irish settler of Boston sometime between 1730 and 1736.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Wilsoun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilsoun 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.

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