William Richardson in the US

  1. #1,604 Robert Marshall
  2. #1,605 Gregory Miller
  3. #1,606 Alice Smith
  4. #1,607 James Boyd
  5. #1,608 William Richardson
  6. #1,609 Ryan Miller
  7. #1,610 Michael Watson
  8. #1,611 Juan Ortiz
  9. #1,612 Maria Vazquez
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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.
70th in the U.S.

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