William Midgett in the US

  1. #540,717 William Marchese
  2. #540,718 William Meissner
  3. #540,719 William Menefee
  4. #540,720 William Middlebrook
  5. #540,721 William Midgett
  6. #540,722 William Montes
  7. #540,723 William Mowry
  8. #540,724 William Nally
  9. #540,725 William Nordstrom
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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.
Perhaps altered spelling of French Miget, from a pet form of the personal name Migel, a southern personal name, Occitan form of Michael.
11,191st in the U.S.

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