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The name Wildes 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.

Wildes Early Origins



The surname Wildes 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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Wildes Spelling Variations


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Wildes Spelling Variations



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

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Wildes Early History


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Wildes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wildes 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 Wildes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wildes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wildes 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 Wildes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wildes In Ireland


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Wildes In Ireland



Some of the Wildes 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:

Wildes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Wildes, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Wildes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ben j Wildes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wildes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wildes (post 1700)



  • Harry Emerson Wildes (1890-1982), American sociologist, historian and writer, best known for his biographies of William Penn
  • Reverend Kevin William Wildes S.J. Ph.D., (b. 1954), American academic, current President of Loyola University New Orleans
  • Michael J. Wildes, American immigration lawyer and politician, senior partner of Wildes and Weinberg PC, Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey (2003 to 2010)
  • Michael Wildes, American politician, Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, 2007
  • Charles D. Wildes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1912

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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: Veritas victrix
Motto Translation: Truth Conquered.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Wildes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wildes 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 March 2016 at 15:24.

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