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Origins of surname

From the Germanic Wilhelm, via the Norman-French Guillaume, to William, this name means 'son of William'. Derived from wil = 'of strong mind' and helm = 'protection', it was the most popular forename in post-Conquest England, suggesting that the arrival of the Normans was not entirely unwelcome.

Early records

The surname first appeared in Jersey church records in 1655, and then intermittently through the 17th and 18th centuries. From 1791 onwards the seven children of Edouard Williams and Elizabeth de Gruchy were baptised in St Mary.

Variations

  • William
  • Williams
  • Williamson

Family records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Williams family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Judith Williams 10 January 1741 - D/Y/A/7
  • Arthur Williams of Bristol, now domiciled in St Helier - 5 January 1945, D/Y/A/113
  • William Williams of Gloucestershire, now of St Helier - 22 September 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • John Williams of Heathfield, St Saviour, Deputy Surgeon General after his wife's death bequeaths to Frederick *McDougal Williams a portrait in oils by Wilkins and 2 portraits in oil by Manara, to Harold McClure Williams, Heathfield, to Arnold and Frank McClure Williams 2/5ths each of 100 bank of Bengal shares and to Hilda McClure *Williams 1/5th - 25 February 1889, D/Y/A/48
  • Judith Williams of St Mary - 18 October 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • Mary-Ann Williams of Staddiscombe, now of Jersey, spinster 27 December 1849 - D/Y/A/27
  • Edward Williams of the Isle of Wight, now of 32 Belmont Road, St Helier - 30 December 1880, D/Y/A/41
  • Matilda Williams of Wodwich, county of Kent, now of Kings Cliff, St Helier, bequeaths to Ephrahim Tipton Brain *Octavius Edmund Williams and Robert Edward Holme £1000 3% consolidated Bank annuities, 46 shares of £10 each in the London Priniting and Publishing Company on trust - 11 June 1883, D/Y/A/43
  • Catherinne Williams widow 25 January 1687 - D/Y/A/1
  • Llewellyn Williams, 1 St Marks Crescent, St Helier - 2 January 1925, D/Y/A/85
  • Mostyn Williams, 1 Union Street, St Helier - 11 January 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Emma Williams, 12 Don Street, St Helier, widow of Edward McNally - 10 February 1917, D/Y/A/76
  • Constance Williams, 12 Royal Crescent - 13 March 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Arthur Williams, 13 Grenville Street, St Helier - 25 July 1936, D/Y/A/99
  • E Williams, 58 Colomberie, St Helier - 27 February 1946, D/Y/A/115
  • Constance Williams, La Solitude, Beaumont, St Brelade - 23 May 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • George Williams, La Trouvaille, St Brelade, Lieut-Colonel - 3 November 1944, D/Y/A/113
  • Wyndham Williams, Longueville Manor, St Saviour - 7 March 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • James Williams, mariner on HMS Fame commanded by John Byron 31 July 1761 - D/Y/A/10
  • Arthur Williams, St Helier - 14 November 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Esther Williams, St Helier, widow of Jean Syvret - 19 March 1904, D/Y/A/63
  • Elizabeth Williams, widow 8 July 1835 - D/Y/A/23

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