Willis Family History

Meaning of surname: Willis

Willis, originating from the name de Welles, derived from the Norman name de Vallibus, which in turn was derived from the Vaux family tree. is a surname, of French and English origin meaning (Keepers of the Well). Variations of the surname include, Welles, Wells, Wyllys, Baker, derived from fact that the de Welles presented bread to the King of England as a gift for the lands and power they were presented with, and Rayne, being converted from Robert de Welles establishing Rayne Hall in 1145 AD. Notable persons with that surname include:

We found 4,004,996 Genealogy and Family History Records for Willis in our Newspaper Archive.

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