Are you trying to re-write history, wolfman?
Let me lay it out for you.
"Jeep" was a popular contraction for "General Purpose", which was from the United States Army nomenclature for 1/4 ton vehicle, general purpose.
American Bantam Motors designed the winner of a competition to win the government contract to build these vehicles for the Army in WWII.
The government, in it's infinite wisdom decided that American Bantam did not have the capacity to fulfill the contract, so they had Willys and Ford build the final design that became the Jeep.
After WWII, Willys owned the name and built the Jeep until the 1960's when American Motors bought the name. When American Motors went bankrupt, Chrysler bought the name.
They still own it.