William Hotaling in the US

  1. #464,675 William Haskett
  2. #464,676 William Haugh
  3. #464,677 William Hohman
  4. #464,678 William Holz
  5. #464,679 William Hotaling
  6. #464,680 William Kerner
  7. #464,681 William Klatt
  8. #464,682 William Landes
  9. #464,683 William Lark
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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 Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
11,638th in the U.S.

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