William Vanburen in the US

  1. #411,150 William Stetson
  2. #411,151 William Strachan
  3. #411,152 William Sturgill
  4. #411,153 William Szabo
  5. #411,154 William Vanburen
  6. #411,155 William Woolf
  7. #411,156 Willie Artis
  8. #411,157 Willie Grace
  9. #411,158 Willie Hurst
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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.
Dutch and Jewish (from the Netherlands): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in the Netherlands named with Middle Dutch buur, buer ‘house’, ‘shed’, in particular Buren in Gelderland.
5,595th in the U.S.

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