The origin of the surname Williams can be:
- Son or descendant of Guillemin, a pet form of Guillaume, the French form of William.
- From the Belgic "guild-helm," harnessed with a gilded helmet or "welhelm," the shield or defense of many. 3) Derived from the given name "William," an Old French given name with Germanic elements: wil = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.
In Wales, adding an "s" to the end of a surname denotes "son of," pointing to Wales as the origin of many people with the Williams surname.
Variations: Willimon, William, Williman, Williamson, Wilcox, MacWilliams, McWilliams, Willihelm, Willelm
also W Lliams, W Williams, Wa Ling, Waelens, Wahling, Wailionis, Wailonis, Walainis, Walance Source:
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was a conflict between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies of North America. Also known as the War of Independence, the colonies united to overthrow British rule, and formally declared independence in 1776.
•Revolutionary War Records: The American Civil War (1861-1865) stemmed from an ideological and political rift between the Northern and Southern states. Led by American president Abraham Lincoln, the United States or “Union” fought the secession of 11 Southern or “Confederate” states. More than 3 million soldiers fought in the conflict on both sides, and 620,000 deaths were reported, making it the deadliest war in American history.
Williams were among millions those who participated in this historic conflict.
•Civil War Records: The Second World War (1939-1945) began with the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the first gesture in what would become a German effort to establish an empire through forcible conquest. The event evolved into a global military conflict, recorded as the deadliest war in world history. Sixteen million Americans heroically served in the armed forces, and 400,000 American deaths will be forever Williams fought with the Allied forces.