Will Family History
Will Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Will, a short form of William, or from some other medieval personal names with this first element, for example Wilbert or Willard. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, Middle English wille (from wiell(a), West Saxon form of Old English well(a) ‘spring’). The surname is found predominantly in the south and southwestern parts of the country. German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press