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The name Wilde is an ancient name that was given to a person in Britain soon after the arrival of the Normans in the 1066. It is a name for a person who was 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.

Wilde Early Origins



The surname Wilde 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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Wilde Spelling Variations


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Wilde Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wild, Wilde, Wildee, Wylde, Wildes and others.

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Wilde Early History


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Wilde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilde research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1508, 1559, 1550, 1616, 1584, 1611, 1590, 1669, 1627 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Wilde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Wylde (ca.1508-1559), Clothier of The Commandery, Worcester, England; George Wild or George Wylde (1550-1616), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilde In Ireland


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Wilde In Ireland



Some of the Wilde 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Wilde, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Wilde, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • George Wilde, who came to Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Wilde, who settled in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643
  • William Wilde, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Wilde, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Peter Wilde, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • John Wilde, who arrived in Virginia in 1756
  • John Wilde, who arrived in Maryland in 1771

Wilde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Wilde, who settled in Richmond, VA in 1820
  • Isaac S Wilde, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Marg Wilde, who landed in America in 1843
  • A Cath Wilde, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Johann Bernard Wilde, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wilde arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  • Charles Wilde arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849

Wilde Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne E. Wilde, aged 27, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilde (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilde (post 1700)



  • Lee Wilde (1922-2015), American singer, member of The Wilde Twins, sister to Lyn Wilde
  • Lyn Wilde (1922-2016), American singer, member of The Wilde Twins, sister to Lee Wilde
  • Olivia Wilde (b. 1984), born Olivia Jane Cockburn, American actress, best known for her role in the television series House and in Tron: Legacy (2010)
  • Cornel Wilde (1915-1989), American actor and film director
  • Samuel Wilde, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1872-73
  • Richard Henry Wilde (1789-1847), American Democrat politician, Georgia State Attorney General, 1811-13; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1815-17, 1825, 1827-35
  • O. Geral Wilde, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1972
  • Louis J. Wilde, American politician, Mayor of San Diego, California, 1917-21
  • Linda M. Wilde, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 42nd District, 1996
  • John Wilde, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Arizona State Senate 14th District, 2002
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Wilde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilde 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 15 October 2016 at 02:57.

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