When Ernest Augustus Williams was born on 18 October 1861, in Humboldt, California, United States, his father, Uriah Williams, was 33 and his mother, Mahala Dean, was 21. He married Ida D Sutton on 9 April 1889, in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Buena Park, Orange, California, United States in 1920 and Anaheim, Orange, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 February 1941, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Olive Lawn Memorial Park, La Mirada, Los Angeles, California, United States.
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.