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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wilden


English


The ancestors of the name Wilden date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Wilden family lived in one of the places called Wilton in Cumberland, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Somerset, Wiltshire, or the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire. Wilton, Wiltshire was originally called Ellandune. It was the scene of a battle between Egbert, king of the West Saxons, and Beorwolf, the Mercian king.

Wilden Early Origins



The surname Wilden was first found in Essex where they held a family seat at Snaresbrook.

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Wilden Spelling Variations


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Wilden Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wilden are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wilden include: Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

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Wilden Early History


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Wilden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilden research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1211, 1296, 1454, 1239, 1373 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Wilden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilden Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wilden or a variant listed above:

Wilden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Wilden, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Robert Wilden, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilden (post 1700)



  • Gert Wilden (1917-2015), German film composer who scored music for more than 50 feature films in numerous genres
  • Ben Wilden (b. 1985), Australian trampolinist and former national champion
  • Rita Wilden (b. 1947), German Olympic athlete in the 400 metres and the first Olympic women's 4 x 400 m relay
  • Anthony Wilden (b. 1935), British writer, social theorist, college lecturer, and consultant

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Wilden Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Wilden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilden 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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