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 Williams name comes from England and was found originally in the country of Wiltshire. Its is believed that the Williams name was originally derived from the first name of Willahelm, from Old English

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

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


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Summary of the Williams family and the Williams family crest

  • The Williams family name is originally of early English origin.

  • The Williams family were first recorded on landing in America in 1630, settling first in Massachusetts and later in Rhode Island.
  • This family name has been prominent in American public life since the early colonial era.

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

  • Members of the 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."