William Start in the US

  1. #2,460,741 William Springstead
  2. #2,460,742 William Stachowiak
  3. #2,460,743 William Starmer
  4. #2,460,744 William Starns
  5. #2,460,745 William Start
  6. #2,460,746 William Stear
  7. #2,460,747 William Steinbacher
  8. #2,460,748 William Steinle
  9. #2,460,749 William Stellwagen
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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: habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example Start Point in Devon, named from Old English steort ‘tail’, in the transferred sense of a promontory or spur of a hill.
27,838th in the U.S.

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