Country of Origin: Welsh, German

Spelling variations include: Williams, Quilliams, Guilliam, Guilliams and others.

First found in Breconshire and Monmouthshire on the English/Welsh border, where the williams family was seated from very ancient times. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: David Williams and Elizabeth Williams, who both settled in Virginia in 1623; as did Edward Williams in 1624; Richard Williams, who came to Maine in 1630

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Coat of Arms: Williams Welsh