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The Wild surname, of Norman ancestry, was a name given to a person of wild or undisciplined character. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old English word wilde, meaning untamed or uncivilized.

Wild Early Origins



The surname Wild was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Wyld Court, being descended from Ulric Wilde, a Domesday tenant in that county.

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Wild Spelling Variations


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Wild Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Wild, Wilde, Wildee, Wylde and others.

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Wild Early History


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Wild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wild research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1683 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Wild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wild Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wild Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wild In Ireland


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Wild In Ireland



Some of the Wild family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Wild or a variant listed above:

Wild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Wild who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William, John and Jo Wild, who all settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Alice Wild, aged 40, arrived in New England in 1635
  • John Wild, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Christopher Wild, who landed in Maryland in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1703
  • Johann Georg Wild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Valentin Wild arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Abraham Wild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jacob Wild, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wild Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Wild, who landed in America in 1807
  • Casper Wild, aged 24, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Charles Wild, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Harriet Wild, who landed in New York, NY in 1844
  • Henry Wild, aged 21, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wild Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Wild, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Margereta Wild, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barnard Wild, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Wild, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Wild Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wild, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • John Wild, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Henry Wild, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • William Wild arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Christina" in 1841 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHRISTINA from London. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Christina.gif
  • George Wild, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wild Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wild landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Frederick Wild arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1844
  • Alfred Edward Wild arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Wild arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Frederick Abraham Wild, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wild (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wild (post 1700)



  • John Daniel Wild (1902-1972), American philosopher
  • Harry J. Wild (1901-1961), American film and television cinematographer, Academy Award co-nominee
  • Earl Wild (1915-2010), American pianist
  • Patricia Wild, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Nathan Wild, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 9th District, 1833-35
  • Max M. Wild, American politician, First Selectman of Hartford, Connecticut, 1926-27
  • Lilas Wild, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Claude C. Wild, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Arnold Wild, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Brooklyn, 1937-40
  • Richard E. Wild, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1996
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wild Historic Events


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Wild Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Harry Wild, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Agnes Wild, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on a starboard boat (13 it is believed)
  • Miss Evelyn Norbury Wild, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on a starboard boat (13 it is believed)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wild


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Suggested Readings for the name Wild



  • The Shepard Genealogy by Lowell Shepard Blaisdell.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Veritas victrix
Motto Translation: Truth Conquered.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHRISTINA from London. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Christina.gif
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Wild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wild Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 13:26.

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