Is Williams a Scottish last name?
Williams Surname Definition:
Its early origins are in medieval England, but the primary source of the surname is from Wales, where most surnames were adopted between about 1500 and 1800.
Is Williams a black or white last name?
Williams is the third-most-common surname in the United States; both the 1990 and 2000 censuses record more than 1.5 million people named Williams, surpassed only by the Smiths and the Johnsons. Forty-eight percent of people named Williams identify themselves as white and 46 percent as black.
Why is Williams a Welsh name?
The Welsh name Williams is a patronymic surname derived from the personal name William, which is in turn derived from the Old German names Willihelm and Willelm (the Norman French version was Guillaume). Following the Norman Conquest of 1066, William became the most popular personal name in Britain for a time.