William Vanleer in the US

  1. #3,027,956 William Vancleaf
  2. #3,027,957 William Vandenburgh
  3. #3,027,958 William Vandyck
  4. #3,027,959 William Vankleeck
  5. #3,027,960 William Vanleer
  6. #3,027,961 William Vanliew
  7. #3,027,962 William Vansyckle
  8. #3,027,963 William Vastine
  9. #3,027,964 William Veazie
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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 Belgian: variant of Van Laar, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places in Belgium and the Netherlands named Laar, from Middle Dutch lare ‘woodland clearing’.
28,958th in the U.S.

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