Wilson Last Name

Wilson Last Name Meaning

Wilson is an English surname, common in the English-speaking world. The name is derived from a patronymic form of Will, a popular medieval name. The medieval Will is derived from any of several names containing the first Germanic element wil, meaning "desire". Possibly the most common of these names was William, derived from elements wil and helm, meaning "desire" and "helmet", "protection". The surname Wilson is first recorded in England as Willeson in 1324, and in Scotland as Wulson in 1405. Read more at Wikipedia

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Wilson Last Name Statistics

Wilson Last Name Race Distribution

Race Percent
White 69.72%
Black 25.32%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.46%
American Indian and Native Alaskan 1.03%
Two or more 1.74%
Hispanic 1.73%

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Some popular names: Annie Wilson Louise Wilson Jonathan Wilson Rachel Wilson Janice Wilson Craig Wilson Nicholas Wilson Diana Wilson Robin Wilson Elizabeth Wilson Christina Wilson Kathryn Wilson Melissa Wilson Laura Wilson Wanda Wilson Carol Wilson Deborah Wilson Virginia Wilson Ruby Wilson Karen Wilson Steve Wilson Phyllis Wilson Linda Wilson Alan Wilson Rose Wilson Bonnie Wilson Brenda Wilson Paula Wilson Evelyn Wilson Stephanie Wilson Kelly Wilson Angela Wilson Norma Wilson Patricia Wilson Judith Wilson Katherine Wilson Gloria Wilson

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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"