William Backhaus in the US

  1. #3,277,477 William Ayoub
  2. #3,277,478 William Azbill
  3. #3,277,479 William Babel
  4. #3,277,480 William Bachrach
  5. #3,277,481 William Backhaus
  6. #3,277,482 William Badders
  7. #3,277,483 William Badley
  8. #3,277,484 William Bagbey
  9. #3,277,485 William Baginski
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Meaning & Origins

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John, but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.
6th in the U.S.
German: from Middle High German backhūs ‘bakehouse’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived at a communal bake oven.
20,640th in the U.S.

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