Wilmot Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name William:
From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector." William is the most popular name introduced to England by the Normans. It was borne by William the Conqueror (1027? - 87), who invaded England and defeated Harald at the Battle of Hastings, and by three other kings of England.
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The Manx form of the name "William"
A place-name many times over. Also a surname for Manx and English people.
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Wilmot Wood Brookings - American Pioneer and early South Dakota Politician
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