William Reitz in the US

  1. #347,114 William Mcdaniels
  2. #347,115 William Mcelveen
  3. #347,116 William Phifer
  4. #347,117 William Pleasant
  5. #347,118 William Reitz
  6. #347,119 William Sallee
  7. #347,120 William Sosa
  8. #347,121 William Strickler
  9. #347,122 William Swaney
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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.
German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place near Stolpe in Pomerania called Reitz.
4,433rd in the U.S.

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