After the Norman conquest in 1066, the Anglo-Norman language (a dialect of Old French) displaced Old English as the language of the nobility. Likewise, many Old English given names were replaced by Norman French names. Names like Leofwine, Sigeberht and Æðelflæd fell out of use. In other instances native Old English names were replaced by continental Germanic cognates.
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