Willis Family History
Willis Name Meaning
English:: variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. variant of Willows .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022