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Wilder Early Origins



The surname Wilder was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat in ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wilder Spelling Variations


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Wilder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilder, Wylder, Wilde and others.

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Wilder Early History


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Wilder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilder research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1450 is included under the topic Early Wilder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilder 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Wilder, passenger on the "Mayflower" which arrived in Plymouth in 1620
  • Roger Wilder, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Martha Wilder, who arrived in New England in 1638
  • Thomas and Martha, and their daughter Mary Wilder who settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Solomon Wilder, who arrived in Maryland in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Martin Wilder, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Hans Martin Wilder, who came to Philadelphia in 1727
  • Hans Adam Wilder came to Philadelphia in 1727

Wilder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Wilder, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Jesse Wilder, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Julius Wilder, aged 33, landed in Alabama in 1858
  • Gotleib Wilhelm Wilder came to Philadelphia in 1860

Wilder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wilder, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Wilder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hiram Wilder, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Nathaniel Wilder, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • Rupert Wilder, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • Palmer Billings Wilder, who arrived in Canada in 1839

Wilder Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Rosina Wilder, aged 24, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Jacob Wilder, aged 25, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Helena Wilder, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Wilder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wilder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilder (post 1700)



  • Thornton Niven Wilder (1897-1975), American playwright and novelist awarded the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Novel and the 1938 and 1942 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Gene Wilder (1933-2016), born Jerome Silberman, American two-time Academy Award nominated actor, best known for his work on Young Frankenstein (1974), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Burt Green Wilder (1841-1925), American comparative anatomist
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), American writer, most notably the author of the Little House on the Prairie books of children's novels
  • Deontay Leshun Wilder (b. 1985), American heavyweight boxer with a knockout ratio of 96.9%
  • Effie Leland Wilder (1909-2007), American homemaker and author, known for her first book, Out to Pasture which was published when she was 85 years old
  • Raymond Louis Wilder (1896-1982), American mathematician who specialized in topology, President of the American Mathematical Society (1955-1956), President of the Mathematical Association of America (1965-1966)
  • Michael Wilder (b. 1962), American chess grandmaster, United States Chess Champion in 1988
  • James Wilder (b. 1958), American former football running back who played from 1981 to 1990
  • John T. Wilder (1830-1917), American Civil War general in the Union Army
  • ... (Another 45 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wilder


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Suggested Readings for the name Wilder



  • The Descendants of Harvey Wilder and His Ancestors to 1485 in England by Justin E. Wilder.
  • Lucy Jane Wilder: Kith and Kin by Jessye Ann High.
  • The Book of Wilders (Revised) by Edwin M. Wilder.

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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: Virtuti maenia cevant
Motto Translation: Let walls yield to valour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Wilder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilder 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 23 November 2016 at 13:46.

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