William Bisby in the US

  1. #13,519,335 William Birthright
  2. #13,519,336 William Birurakis
  3. #13,519,337 William Bisang
  4. #13,519,338 William Bisanz
  5. #13,519,339 William Bisby
  6. #13,519,340 William Biscieglia
  7. #13,519,341 William Biscorner
  8. #13,519,342 William Bisdorf
  9. #13,519,343 William Bisese
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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.
English (South Yorkshire): habitational name of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Busby.
53,377th in the U.S.

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