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Origin of last name Williams, country of origin: EnglandNobility: Nobles
Germany(as Wilhelm),France(as Guillaume),Spain(as Guillermo),and Italy(as Guglielmo).The name in its Old German form(Willelm) dates back to the sixth century were the forebear of king Raedwald is recorded in the Anglo-Saxon chronicles.The name gave rise to a host of surnames including Williamson and Williams but by far the most common being Williams.One of the first forebears to bring this name to America is that of a lady named Ann Williams,who came to America aboard the Starr and Garter,she settled in Maryland. It is the third most numerous name in America and England. ... To be continued
Coat of Arms of family: Williams
1 Blazon of family Williams
Sable,a lion rampart argent ,armed and langued gules. Crest: a fighting cock. Motto: Cognosce Occasionem.
2 Blazon of family Williams
D'or, au lion de gueules, au chef d'azur ch. de deux faucons essorants d'argent. Cimier: un faucon essorant d'argent, la patte dextre posée sur un globe d'argent cerclé d'or.