Last name: WILLIAMS

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 9 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name WILLIAMS

Last name frequency

WILLIAMS : This last name is indexed 3,115,842 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WILLIAMS : English: variant of William with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages such as Dutch Willems. Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed places

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name