Williamson Family History

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Williamson Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from William.

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

Similar surnames: Williamsen, Wilson, Williams, Willison, Rollinson, Willadsen

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Williamson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Williamson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Williamson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Williamson Family Origin

Where is the Williamson family from?

Williamson Family Occupations

What did your Williamson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Williamson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Williamson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Williamson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Williamson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Williamson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Williamson Historical Records

What Williamson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 962,000 census records available for the last name Williamson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Williamson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 119,000 immigration records available for the last name Williamson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 143,000 military records available for the last name Williamson. For the veterans among your Williamson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Williamson Life Expectancy

What is the average Williamson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Williamson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Williamson in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Williamson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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