A Scottish and English surname which is a shorter version of the name William. It also refers to the son of Will.
Other spellings for Wilson include Wilsone, Wills and Willson.
Wilson surnames are located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Within the U.S. it ranks the eighth most common surname and in the U. K. it is seventh most common name. It is a very common surname in Scotland, ranking third. Wilson is also found in Canada, South Africa and Australia.
Famous: Woodrow Wilson (U. S. President), Thomas E. Wilson (developer of Wilson Sporting products), Andrew Wilson (English author), Charles Edward Wilson (head of General Electric Co.), Brian and Dennis Wilson (singers), James Wilson (signer of the Declaration of Independence), John Appleton Wilson (), Ryan Wilson (professional wrestler) and Tom Wilson (cartoonist).