When Washington B. Williams was born in November 1869, in Cambridge Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, Alanson Williams, was 49 and his mother, Catharine Williams, was 35. He married Asuba Adlaide Bramhall on 24 December 1889, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States for about 50 years. He died in 1944, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, 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.