William Pinegar in the US

  1. #1,445,384 William Phinizy
  2. #1,445,385 William Pickert
  3. #1,445,386 William Pickrell
  4. #1,445,387 William Pidgeon
  5. #1,445,388 William Pinegar
  6. #1,445,389 William Pitkin
  7. #1,445,390 William Poche
  8. #1,445,391 William Ponton
  9. #1,445,392 William Poulter
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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.
Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Peiniger, an occupational name for a torturer or executioner, Middle High German, Middle Low German pīneger.
22,819th in the U.S.

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