When Thomas Williams was born on 4 March 1806, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Williams, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 32. He married Mary Ann Pryor on 28 September 1829, in Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. In 1833, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as coach painter in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 December 1881, at the age of 75.
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.