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English origin. Means "Son of William"
In the reign of Edward III, surnames were created due to poll taxes. Wilson is one of those surnames that developed out of necessity much like other surnames ending with 'son'.
- Famous real-life people named Wilson
Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the U.S.
Bertha Wilson - 1st woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Thomas E. Wilson - Wilson Sporting Goods was named for him
August Wilson - American playwright
Wilson Ramos, Venezuelan Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals.
Wilson Francisco Alves, Brazilian footballer and coach.
Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer and songwriter.
Wilson Álvarez, former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Wilson Cruz, American actor.
- Wilson in song, story & screen
Wilson the volleyball, personified friend in Tom Hanks' film Castaway.
Dr. James Wilson, fictional character portrayed by Robert Sean Leonard on the medical drama House.
Wilson Wilson, Jr., fictional character on the TV series Home Improvement.
Wilson Percival Higgsbury, first available playable character in the game Don't Starve.