William Berube in the US

  1. #1,040,625 William Baylis
  2. #1,040,626 William Beans
  3. #1,040,627 William Belz
  4. #1,040,628 William Bero
  5. #1,040,629 William Berube
  6. #1,040,630 William Beverley
  7. #1,040,631 William Beville
  8. #1,040,632 William Beyers
  9. #1,040,633 William Birkett
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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.
French (Bérubé): habitational name from some minor place named with Old French bel ru ‘beautiful stream’, with the subsequent pleonastic addition of bé, variant of bel ‘beautiful’.
5,306th in the U.S.

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