Wilding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wilding family

The surname Wilding was first found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early History of the Wilding family

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Wilding Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilding, Wildigge, Wylding and others.

Early Notables of the Wilding family (pre 1700)

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United States Wilding migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Wilding, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]
  • Thomas Wilding, who settled in Virginia in 1698
Wilding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Christian Wilding, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • John Wilding, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]
  • August Wilding, who arrived in New York State in 1879
  • Alice Wilding, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, in 1893
  • Ada Wilding, aged 15, who settled in America from Birmingham, in 1893
Wilding Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Archebald Wilding, aged 18, who landed in America from Blackburn, England, in 1904
  • Charles Hy Wilding, aged 39, who settled in America from Catford, England, in 1907
  • Charles W. Wilding, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Benjamin H. Wilding, aged 24, who landed in America from Pontnewydd, Wales, in 1910
  • Annie Wilding, aged 25, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Wilding migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wilding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Wilding, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • Frederick Wilding, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Macedon" [3]
  • William Wilding, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 [4]
  • Frederick Wilding, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849 [3]
  • Thomas Wilding, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilding (post 1700) +

  • Mark Wilding, two-time Emmy nominated American television producer and screenwriter
  • H. Wilding, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Liverpool, 1864 [6]
  • Craig Anthony Wilding (b. 1981), English former professional footballer who played from 1999 to 2003
  • Alice "Alexa" Wilding (1845-1884), English model for the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Peter Wilding (b. 1968), English former professional footballer who played from 1996 to 2004
  • Dorothy Frances Edith Wilding (1893-1976), English society photographer, known for her portraits of Prince George, Noël Coward, Jessie Matthews, Diana Wynyard, Harriet Cohen, Cecil Beaton, George Bernard Shaw and many more
  • Rav Wilding (b. 1977), English television presenter
  • Alison Wilding RA (b. 1948), English sculptor
  • Michael Wilding (b. 1942), British writer and academic
  • Anthony "Tony" Frederick Wilding (1883-1915), New Zealand four-time Davis Cup winning tennis player (ranked World No. 1), and soldier who was killed in action during World War I, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MACEDON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Macedon.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PETREL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Petrel.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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