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English surname derived from Old English Wilburh + foss "ditch"; Wilburh was a female given name from wil "will" + burh "fortress".
Wilberforce was first used as a given name in honor of abolitionist William Wilberforce and his son Samuel Wilberforce, a popular public speaker and Anglican Bishop.
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William Wilberforce, British statesman, philanthropist, whose campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade and the end of slavery in the British Empire.
Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop
Henry Wilberforce Seewald, son of Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Ben Seewald
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"Wilberforce" is the middle name of Bertie Wooster, a fictional character in the novels of P. G. Wodehouse.