William Ford in the US

  1. #3,417 shirley Jackson
  2. #3,418 joann Smith
  3. #3,419 kristen Smith
  4. #3,420 Patrick Ryan
  5. #3,421 william Ford
  6. #3,422 Terry Wilson
  7. #3,423 Carmen Sanchez
  8. #3,424 david Gordon
  9. #3,425 james Garrett
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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: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.
123rd in the U.S.

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