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WILSON - Name Meaning & Origin


WILSON Surname Meaning & Origin:

Son of Will, a nickname for William.

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Fun Facts About the Wilson Surname:

Wilson Sporting Goods, known well for its golf and tennis equipment, began life as the Ashland Manufacturing Company in Chicago in 1913, was later renamed the Thomas E. Wilson Company in 1916 for its president, Thomas E. Wilson Co. In 1931 the company became the Wilson Sporting Goods Company.

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100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?

Wilson Surname DNA Project
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Wilson Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - WILSON Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Wilson surname and its variations.

WILSON Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Wilson surname.

Cousin Connect - WILSON Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - WILSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Wilson.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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