THE MORGAN LINE
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JOHN M. (UNCLE BUD) WILLIAMS AND MODENA WILLIAMS
  LOUISE WILLIAMS HENRI
CLYDE HENRI
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Williams

William is among the most commonly found Medieval given names, and as a result, is among the most common surnames. Williams is a patronymic form. 

William is derived from an Old French given name with Germanic elements wil = desire, will + helm = helmet, protection. 

It was introduced by followers of William the Conqueror and became in short order one of the most popular given names in England. Bill the Conqueror may have had an influence there... Variations are Welliam, Gilliam, Gillam, Gilham, Gillham Gillum. Cognate, diminutive, and other forms exist in great number.

 

Surnames based on the Christian name of the father are very common in English-speaking countries. Either the name is obvious (John William) or an "s" might be added, giving names like Williams.