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  • Williams (deceased)
  • Williams (1739 - d.)
  • ??? Slawson (c.1618 - c.1680)
    George Slawson (c 1614-1690) married his first wife about 1640 in Sandwich on Cape Cod. Her name is not known. She died before 1680 when he married his 2nd wife, Mary Williams, widow of Joshua Jennings...
  • Rev. Aaron Williams (1789 - 1861)
    From Arkansas Records Catalog Aaron Williams Biography: Aaron Williams was born December 12, 1789, in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth James Davis on January 25, 1813, in York District, South...
  • Aaron Williams (1775 - 1843)

About the Williams surname

The origin of the surname Williams can be:

  1. Son or descendant of Guillemin, a pet form of Guillaume, the French form of William.

  1. From the Belgic "guild-helm," harnessed with a gilded helmet or "welhelm," the shield or defense of many.

  1. 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