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
|Asian and Pacific Islander||0.37%|
|American Indian and Native Alaskan||0.78%|
|Two or more||2.01%|
Feel free to submit Williams Reference, Research, Transliterations and other information in the discussion thread below.