William Buch in the US

  1. #958,608 William Biller
  2. #958,609 William Blazek
  3. #958,610 William Blazer
  4. #958,611 William Bloss
  5. #958,612 William Buch
  6. #958,613 William Buckmaster
  7. #958,614 William Bufford
  8. #958,615 William Bullis
  9. #958,616 William Burkhead
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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: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg. (The beech tree is the main tree in the forests of central Europe.)
12,853rd in the U.S.

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