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.
Early History of the Wilder family
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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
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.
^ 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)