William Vantassel in the US

  1. #695,556 William Tsang
  2. #695,557 William Tuthill
  3. #695,558 William Tynes
  4. #695,559 William Vanderford
  5. #695,560 William Vantassel
  6. #695,561 William Vera
  7. #695,562 William Warne
  8. #695,563 William Woosley
  9. #695,564 William Wootton
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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: habitational name for someone from Texel, the largest of the islands that form a line stretching from North Holland to East Friesland. This was the assembly area for ships of the Dutch West India Company leaving for the New World.
11,397th in the U.S.

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