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Origin of Name in England

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Surname/tag: Williamson
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About the Project

The Williamson Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Williamson name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Williamson name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Williamsons), by time period (18th Century Williamsons), or by topic (Williamson DNA, Williamson Occupations, Williamson Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Williamson Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Sharon Sahilu for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!

  • Origination of name in England
  • Williamsons in Scotland (clan affiliation) and Ireland.
  • Williamsons' in the Caribbean
  • Williamsons' in Australia and New Zealand
  • Williamsons in the US: both British and those 'Germans' in New Amsterdam who adopted surnames at British insistence


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

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I'm looking for information on my 2nd great grandfather, James William Williamson. He may have been born in North Carolina around 1798 or may have been born in Scotland.

James known as "Jim" was married to Nancy Combs, born in Martin County, North Carolina around 1798. Her parents are believed to have been born in Ireland. They had a daughter named Augusta. She was born in South Carolina (Aiken Barnwell area) and died in Augusta Georgia. She lived to be about 100 years old. The local newspaper ran an article claiming she was the oldest person in the country at the time of her death.

posted by D Williamson
Hi D

Thank you for your interest in the Williamson Name Study. At present, it does not have a coordinator, but I am happy to help answer any questions.

Edited to add: I have added you to the Member's list.

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin WikiTree's One Name Studies Project Co-Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
edited by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I am looking for lineage to my Great Grandfather:

William Henry Williamson, Son George Henry Williamson born 1882 in Georgia, USA.

Possibly Wales, UK or Scotland

Find a Grave Memorial:Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156436934/george-henry-williamson: accessed 05 October 2023), memorial page for George Henry Williamson (15 May 1882–15 Sep 1939), Find a Grave Memorial ID 156436934, citing Wheelock Cemetery, Millerton, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, USA; Maintained by Brandon O'Rear (contributor 48115948).
I'm looking for information about when the Williamson name arrived in America.
posted by Tori Williamson
The English Williamsons arrived in the Chesapeake Bay around 1623. The Germanic Williamsons arrived in New Amsterdam in the 1650's.
Looking for WilliamsonÂ’s from Haywood county NC
posted by Hoyle Vinson Jr