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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Footnotes

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