William Surname History
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- William last name meaning & etymology
- William spelling & pronunciation
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William Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of William can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of William may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
William Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of William come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based family names may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like William originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".
William Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the William surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as William were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of William. Surnames like William transform in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over time.
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William Family Tree
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- Ernest William (Will) Schenkel
- Reverend William Cramer
- James William Mayes 1897 - ?
- Albert William Hambidge
- Hurshel William Head
- Bill (William) Sherbet 1907 - ?
- John William (Bill) May 1918 - ?
- John William Michie 1876 - ?
- A. William Kappen 1827 - ?
- Henry William Graff 1863 - ?