The Wilson Name

Sons of the warriors

The vast majority of law-abiding and peace-loving Wilsons scattered across the globe may be surprised to learn of not only the warlike roots of their surname, but of how a significant number of its bearers figured in some of the most notorious and bloody incidents in Scotland’s turbulent history. The name is a derivative Of William, under its popular diminutive of Will. William itself is from the Old German `Wilhelm’ or