William Gesch in the US

  1. #4,906,153 William Gerloff
  2. #4,906,154 William Gernaat
  3. #4,906,155 William Gerold
  4. #4,906,156 William Gerritsen
  5. #4,906,157 William Gesch
  6. #4,906,158 William Gessig
  7. #4,906,159 William Gest
  8. #4,906,160 William Getch
  9. #4,906,161 William Geurts
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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.
North German: from Gesch, a metronymic from a pet form of Gertrud, the first syllable deriving from Old High German ger, gar ‘spear’.
62,687th in the U.S.

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