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Williams Last Name Origin & Family History

Williams Last Name Meaning

Williams is a patronymic form of the name William that originated in medieval England, Wales, France, and Italy. The meaning is derived from son or descendant of William, the Northern French form that also gave the English name William. Derived from an Old French given name with Germanic elements; will = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.It can be an Anglicized form of the Dutch surname Willems. It is the second most common surname in New Zealand; third most common in Wales and the United States and fourth most common in Australia.

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You can see how Williams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Williams family name was found in the USA between {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[0]}} and {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[Object.keys(lastNameData.where).length -1]}}. The most Williams families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14,098 Williams families living in Texas. This was about 12% of all the recorded Williams Families in the USA. Texas, Georgia, New York had the highest poulation of Williams families. Use census records to see where families with the Williams surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Williams Life Expectancy

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