William Jensen in the US

  1. #17,300 Paula Harris
  2. #17,301 Sharon Myers
  3. #17,302 Tim Moore
  4. #17,303 William Atkinson
  5. #17,304 William Jensen
  6. #17,305 Alicia Torres
  7. #17,306 Barbara Stephens
  8. #17,307 Brenda Jenkins
  9. #17,308 Guadalupe Chavez
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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.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.
242nd in the U.S.

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