The English surname Will is of patronymic origin meaning son of, or descendant of Will a pet form of William. The name may also be of topographic origin as a name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, Middle English wille (from wiell(a), West Saxon form of Old English well(a) ‘spring’). The surname is found predominantly in the south and southwestern parts of the country. The fist recorded reference to the name was in 1279 when Robert Wille is registered in the Hundred Rolls of the county of Cambridgeshire.
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