William Cornwell in the US

  1. #106,961 Wayne Williamson
  2. #106,962 Wendy Cohen
  3. #106,963 William Benedict
  4. #106,964 William Burkhart
  5. #106,965 William Cornwell
  6. #106,966 William Gavin
  7. #106,967 William Hauser
  8. #106,968 William Hayward
  9. #106,969 William Lovelace
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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: 1. habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire, named from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. 2. variant of Cornwall.
2,705th in the U.S.

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