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Coat of Arms: A shield divided gyronny ermine and black, with a gold lion rampant.
Crest: A talbot passant divided per pale ermine and gold.
Motto: Cywir in gwlad.
Motto Translated: True to the land
Meaning of the Lion in Heraldry and Bibical Symbolism
|Williams As a
Coat of Arms: A silver shield displaying four roses.
Crest: A rose
Motto: Cywir in gwlad. Motto Translated: True to the land
Spelling variations include: Williams, Quilliams, Guilliam, Guilliams and others.
First found in Breconshire and Monmouthshire on the English/Welsh border, where the Williams family was seated from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: David Williams and Elizabeth Williams, who both settled in Virginia in 1623; as did Edward Williams in 1624; Richard Williams, who came to Maine in 1630
Definition: 1) Son or descendant of Guillemin, a pet form of Guillaume, the French form of William. 2) From the Belgic "guild-helm," harnessed with a gilded helmet or "welhelm," the shield or defense of many. 3) Derived from the given name "William," an Old French given name with Germanic elements: wil = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection. Surname Origin: Norman Alternate Surname Spellings: WILLIAM, WILLIMON, WILLIMAN, WILLIAMSON
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
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