William Grantz in the US

  1. #2,184,877 William Goldsby
  2. #2,184,878 William Goldschmidt
  3. #2,184,879 William Goller
  4. #2,184,880 William Goodhart
  5. #2,184,881 William Grantz
  6. #2,184,882 William Grenz
  7. #2,184,883 William Gribbins
  8. #2,184,884 William Griese
  9. #2,184,885 William Griffie
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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.
Eastern German: habitational name from any of various places in northeastern Germany named with Slavic gran(t)z ‘frontier’, ‘border’.
24,965th in the U.S.

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