When Thomas Williams was born in 1845, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas williams, was 29 and his mother, Catherine, was 25. He married Emma Barter in 1863, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newburgh Heights Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died in 1890, at the age of 45.
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.
History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.
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