Where did the last name “Wilson” come from?
Hi, my name is Shaunte Wilson. As a little girl I visited my grandparents in Ripley, Mississippi every summer. I was always curious about where my dad’s father came from because when I would ask my grandfather he’d reply that he didn’t know. My father doesn’t even recall seeing his grandparents. When I would ask his wife, my grandmother she would say he just showed up and never left. Everyone just left it like that but I would love to know how did my grandfather get the last name Wilson. I know that there are some whites with this last name so I have a good assumption that it might have came from a slave owner. This is my story, Shaunte Wilson