William Feaster in the US

  1. #578,143 William Dressler
  2. #578,144 William Edinger
  3. #578,145 William Englert
  4. #578,146 William Essex
  5. #578,147 William Feaster
  6. #578,148 William Folk
  7. #578,149 William Follett
  8. #578,150 William Fortson
  9. #578,151 William Frith
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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.
Americanized spelling of German Pfister, occupational name for a baker. Compare Fister.
7,175th in the U.S.

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