19,743 WILLIAM members around the world
WILLIAM Family HistoryRecorded in over two hundred spellings and found throughout Europe, this is a surname of Germanic origins. These spellings include: Wilhelm Wilham, Wilharm (German), William, Williams, Welliam, Gilliam, Gwilliam (English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh), Guilaume, Willaume, Willeme (French), Guillermo, Guillen (Spanish), Vielmi, Vigietti, Biglietti, Lemmo (Italian), and many others. It was introduced into England and Scotland around the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and was carried by four English kings. The derivation is from the pre 7th century personal name "Wilhelm" composed of the elements "wil", meaning "of strong mind", and "helm", translating literally as helmet, but in this context meaning "protection"...
Join the conversation with the WILLIAM tribe
- Find your WILLIAM ancestor
- Tell us about your WILLIAM Family
- Tell us about your WILLIAM ancestors
- Ask a question about the WILLIAM history
- Leave a message for WILLIAM family members
Invite more WILLIAM family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the WILLIAM tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the WILLIAM live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!