William Simpson in the US

  1. #3,494 William Hart
  2. #3,495 Susan King
  3. #3,496 Ashley Jackson
  4. #3,497 Juan Herrera
  5. #3,498 William Simpson
  6. #3,499 Anthony Robinson
  7. #3,500 Allison Smith
  8. #3,501 David Harrison
  9. #3,502 Maria Robles
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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.
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim.
143rd in the U.S.

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