William Sanford in the US

  1. #33,784 Steve Bailey
  2. #33,785 Terrence Jones
  3. #33,786 Thomas Drake
  4. #33,787 Thomas Todd
  5. #33,788 William Sanford
  6. #33,789 Yolanda Wilson
  7. #33,790 Brian Bates
  8. #33,791 Charles Quinn
  9. #33,792 David Best
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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: variant of Sandford.
889th in the U.S.

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