Williams Last Name

Williams Last Name Meaning

Williams is a patronymic form of the name William that originated in medieval England and Wales and later came to be extremely common in Wales. The meaning is derived from son or descendant of William, the Northern French form that also gave the English name William. Derived from an Old French given name with Germanic elements; will = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection. It is the second most common surname in New Zealand; third most common in Wales and the United States and fourth most common in Australia. Read more at Wikipedia

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Williams Last Name Statistics

Williams Last Name Race Distribution

Race Percent
White 48.52%
Black 46.72%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.37%
American Indian and Native Alaskan 0.78%
Two or more 2.01%
Hispanic 1.60%

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Some popular names: Philip Williams Judy Williams Angela Williams Harry Williams Ruby Williams Deborah Williams Phyllis Williams Bruce Williams Jean Williams Donna Williams Lori Williams Joan Williams Barbara Williams Kelly Williams Shirley Williams Lois Williams Doris Williams Ann Williams Howard Williams Sara Williams Marilyn Williams Sarah Williams Craig Williams Marie Williams Virginia Williams Julie Williams Roger Williams Rose Williams Michelle Williams Bonnie Williams Pamela Williams Rachel Williams Lillian Williams Denise Williams Martha Williams Karen Williams Jonathan Williams

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The main source for the information are US Census studies "Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000" and "Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 1990"