Wilson Family History

Meaning of surname: Wilson

Wilson is an English surname, common in the English-speaking world. The name is derived from a patronymic form of Will, a popular medieval name. The medieval Will is derived from any of several names containing the first Germanic element wil, meaning "desire".[1] Possibly the most common of these names was William, derived from elements wil and helm, meaning "desire" and "helmet", "protection".[2] The surname Wilson is first recorded in England as Willeson in 1324,[3] and in Scotland as Wulson in 1405.[4]

We found 21,641,750 Genealogy and Family History Records for Wilson in our Newspaper Archive.

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33,089 Government Documents
740 Historical Books
307,533 Social Security Death Records

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