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Where is the Williams family from?
You can see how Williams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Williams family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Williams families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2,018 Williams families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Williams's in USA. New York had the highest population of Williams families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Williams surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Williams. 20% of Williams men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Williams women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Williams were Farm Laborer and Laborer. .