William Richardson in the US

  1. #1,762 Robert Murray
  2. #1,763 Jennifer Rodriguez
  3. #1,764 Shirley Miller
  4. #1,765 Frank Williams
  5. #1,766 William Richardson
  6. #1,767 Jennifer Robinson
  7. #1,768 Mario Hernandez
  8. #1,769 James Fox
  9. #1,770 Courtney Smith
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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.
English: patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.
69th in the U.S.

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