William is a male given name of Germanic origin. It became very popular in the English language after the Norman conquest of England in 1066,  and remained so throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era.
Brodrick, William St John Freemantle, (1856-1942), 9th Viscount and 1st Earl Midleton, statesman Brougham, Henry Peter, (1778-1868), 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, statesman, Lord Chancellor Brown, Sir Samuel, (1776-1852), Knight and engineer
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