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Williams Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Williamson, Mcwilliams, Williamsen, Willis, Gilliam, Guilliams

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Williams Family Origin

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Williams Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    5%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Williams occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Williams's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Williams family was School. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Williams.

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Williams Historical Records

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Williams Life Expectancy

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Famous Williams Family

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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