Mary Ann Williams was born on 13 May 1833, in Saint Nicholas, Devon, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Williams and Nancy Jones. She married Richard Adams on 15 March 1864, in Holmer, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 12 January 1893, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.
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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