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As a surname, Wilson is derived from William, an old Germanic name. It became popular in England in the 1000s and 1100s, probably because people were naming their offspring Wilson - which was closely related to William the Conqueror. Wilsons are found primarily in Great Britain, and the United States. There is also a large number of people with this last name found in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... // See William (name) for information about the name. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq...

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In geography

  • Wilson's, Wallington, England

Wilson, Western Australia Wilson is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Canning. ...

Wilson is a town located in Mississippi County, Arkansas. ... Mount Wilson is one of the more prominent peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California. ... Wilson is a city located in Ellsworth County, Kansas. ... Wilson is a village located in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. ... Wilson is a village located in Niagara County, New York. ... Wilson is a town located in Niagara County, New York. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Wilson is a village located in Belmont and Monroe counties in Ohio. ... Wilson is a city located in Carter County, Oklahoma. ... Wilson is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Wilson is a city located in Lynn County, Texas. ... Wilson is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Wilson, Dunn County, Wisconsin Wilson, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Wilson, Lincoln County, Wisconsin Wilson, Rusk County, Wisconsin Wilson, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Wilson, St. ... Wilson is a census-designated place located in Teton County, Wyoming. ... Wilson Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Michigan: Wilson Township, Alpena County, Michigan Wilson Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Wilson Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Minnesota: Wilson Township, Cass County, Minnesota Wilson Township, Winona County, Minnesota This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lake Wilson is a city located in Murray County, Minnesota. ... Wilsonville is a town located in Shelby County, Alabama. ... Plac Wilsona (Wilson Square) is a Warsaw Metro station located under the Woodrow Wilson Square in the borough of Żoliborz. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ...

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Founded in December 1904 by George Ellery Hale as one of the original scientific enterprises of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mt. Wilson Observatory is completing its first century as one of the world's premier astronomical observatories.
During the first half of the twentieth century Mt. Wilson was successively home to the world's two largest telescopes as well as the most powerful facilities in existence for studying the sun.
Mount Wilson ushered in 20th century astronomy and defined the field for much of the 20th century.
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