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The Wildish surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name, which came from the Old Norse "Valțiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "țiofr," or "thief."

Wildish Early Origins



The surname Wildish was first found in Roxburghshire where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.

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Wildish Spelling Variations


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Wildish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.

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Wildish Early History


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Wildish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wildish research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1400, and 1439 are included under the topic Early Wildish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wildish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wildish Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wildish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wildish In Ireland


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Wildish In Ireland



Some of the Wildish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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:

Wildish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Wildish, who was naturalized in Iowa in 1859

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Wildish Historic Events


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Wildish Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Denis Bryan Harvey Wildish (b. 1941), British Lieutenant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was wounded in action 1941

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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: Fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful.


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Wildish Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. 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.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Wildish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wildish 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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