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Williston Family History

Williston Name Meaning
English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison, or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London. pwh. UK 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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13,934 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,401 Military Records
924 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Williston Families

  • Number of Williston families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Williston families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Williston last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Williston Family Origin

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Williston Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Williston

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Williston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Williston census records

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Williston Civil War Service Records

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