Early Origins of the Wilders family
The surname Wilders was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat
in ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wilders family
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Wilders Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wilders family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilders family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Roger Wilder, passenger on the " Mayflower" which arrived in Plymouth in 1620; Thomas and Martha, and their daughter Mary Wilder who settled in Charlestown, Mass in 1638. They were from Shiplake in Oxfordshire..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wilders (post 1700)
- Geert Wilders (b. 1963), Dutch politician, founder and leader of the Party for Freedom
The Wilders 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.