William Penrose in the US

  1. #984,733 William Opdyke
  2. #984,734 William Parfitt
  3. #984,735 William Pauly
  4. #984,736 William Peavey
  5. #984,737 William Penrose
  6. #984,738 William Phoenix
  7. #984,739 William Pirkle
  8. #984,740 William Prestridge
  9. #984,741 William Priebe
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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.
Cornish and Welsh: habitational name from any of the places called Penrose, in ten parishes of Cornwall, several in Wales, and in Herefordshire near the Welsh border. All are named with Celtic pen ‘head’, ‘top’, ‘end’ + ros ‘heath’, ‘moor’.
11,216th in the U.S.

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