Williams Family Crest

Williams family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Williams family crest

Or (Gold) -  symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.

Sable (black) - symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of this family.

Argent (silver) - signifies sincerity and peace.


 Meaning of the symbols on the Williams family crest

Griffin - represents bravery and the death-defying nature of ancient family members

Dog - Symbolizes endless courage and the loyal nature of this family

Ermine background pattern - represents purity and a willingness to die rather than soil the family name.


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Origins of the Williams family name

The name Williams is of English origin and was first found in the county of Wiltshire, where the name is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name "Willahelm."

The first recorded instance of the name in England is thought to be William de Winton, who was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The name Williams is also found in Germany, where it is thought to be a corruption of the Germanic name "Wilhelm."


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Summary of the Williams family and the Williams family crest

  • The Williams family name is English in origin.

  • The Williams family emigrated to America in 1630, settling first in Massachusetts and later in Rhode Island.

  • The Williams family has been prominent in American public life since the colonial era.

  • Several members of the Williams family have served as Governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other states.

  • Members of the Williams family have frequently throughout history served as judges, legislators, and military officers.

  • The Williams family has produced several notable writers, including William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.

  • In modern times, the Williams family has also produced several notable athletes, including tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.

  • The Williams family name is also associated with the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York.

  • The Williams family has been the subject of several books and films, including the television series The Waltons.

  • The Williams family motto is "God and Our Right."