William Earls in the US

  1. #411,102 William Cuevas
  2. #411,103 William Curtiss
  3. #411,104 William Deans
  4. #411,105 William Doering
  5. #411,106 William Earls
  6. #411,107 William Eckhardt
  7. #411,108 William Fitzhugh
  8. #411,109 William Gallaher
  9. #411,110 William Gause
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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: from Earl with genitive -s, probably referring to a servant or retainer of a particular earl.
5,503rd in the U.S.

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