The history of the Wildier family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Wildier is a nickname
surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Wildier is a name for a person who was extremely wild and passionate. The surname Wildier is derived from the German word wild, which means the same in English.
Early Origins of the Wildier family
The surname Wildier was first found in Bavaria
, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation that would later play an important role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The Wiltz variant claim descendancy from the eponymous Wiltz, a city in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz, home of the Wiltz Castle which belonged to the former Counts of Wiltz.
Early History of the Wildier family
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Wildier Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wildier include Wilder, Wildt, Wilde, Wild, Wilt, Wildter and others.
Early Notables of the Wildier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wildier family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Wildiers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Hans Martin Wilder, who came to Philadelphia in 1727; as well as Hans Adam Wilder at the same time; Valentin Wild arrived in Philadelphia in 1732; Franz Wild came to Carolina in 1780.