William was born in 1860.
His HoChunk name was rendered as Mah-oo-Kaw, which would be properly transliterated as Mą’ųga. Mą can mean "earth," or "arrow"; ’ų means "to make, to do, to be"; and -ga is the standard suffix, a definite article, used in forming personal names. So the name can be interpreted as "Earth-maker," which is a term for cultivators (farmers); or it can be understood as "Arrow-maker." The name "Big Fire" should be a patronym inherited from his father. In HoChunk this would be Pejᵋraxetega. This is probably an Upper Moiety name.
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