Birth Name: Margaret Constance Williams
Place of Birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 15 April, 1997
Maisie Williams is an English actress. She is known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, as well as for the films The Falling, iBoy, Mary Shelley, The New Mutants, and The Owners, and the series Two Weeks to Live and Pistol.
Maisie’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Ann C. M. Vigne (the daughter of Herbert William Frederick Vigne and Violet Phyllis Baggott). Anna was born in Plymouth, Devon, England. Hebert was the son of Thomas Aislebei Vigne and Julia Maria Vigne. Violet was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Baggott and Verona Ophelia Crook.
Maisie’s maternal grandfather was William H. Pitt (the son of Henry Pitt and Dora Gertrude Meredith). William was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Maisie’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of William Joseph Pitt and Margaret Hopcroft. Dora was the daughter of William Ernest Longdon Meredith and Florence Louisa Fear.
Maisie’s maternal grandmother is Audrey F. Bonning (the daughter of Harry Windom/Wyndham Bonning and Florence Daisy Kate Sleigh). Audrey was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Harry was the son of William Albert Bonning and Rachel Elizabeth Hucker/Huckes. Florence was the daughter of Frederick William Sleigh and Kate Brookman Jefferies.
Source: Information about Maisie’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Pitt – https://blogs.ancestry.ca
Williams is the most common surname in Cornwall and the 2nd most common surname in Wales. See maps and rankings:
she might have Welsh roots, being from Bristol and with a surname like that
Williams is a Welsh name.
Williams is a British name, which first came to England before Wales. Regardless of how popular it is in Wales, it’s not necessarily – or even mostly – “Welsh” name.
Bristol is literally a stone’s throw away from Wales.