Wildbore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wildbore family

The surname Wildbore was first found in Lancashire where William Wyldebar was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1242. A few years later, William Wylebor was found in Yorkshire in 1307. [1]

The name is a " nickname from the Wild Boar." [2] "The early, or Anglo-Saxon, form of the word is preserved in the surname Wilbar (pronounced Wilebar) from mild, and bar, a boar." [3]

By the time of the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, two of the family held lands there at the time: Willelmus Wyldebore; and Johannes Wildebore. [4]

However another source has a slightly different origin for the family: "Wildbore is another Nottinghamshire name now rare in the county. There were freeholders of the name at Misterton and at other places in the county in 1698." [5]

Wildbore House is generally believed to have been located in the town of Knottingley, Yorkshire but the house was demolished when its land was mined as a quarry.

Early History of the Wildbore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wildbore research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1455, 1487, 1720 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Wildbore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wildbore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wildbore, Wildeboer, Wyldbore, Wilber, Wylber, Wyldebore, Wilebore and many more.

Early Notables of the Wildbore family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wildbore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wildbore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wildbore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Wildbore, who settled in Boston in 1633
  • Samuel Wildbore, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wildbore (post 1700) +

  • Loz Wildbore, English rugby league player currently playing for Wales
  • Mr. Edmund Wildbore, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1720 to 1721


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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