The Wildish surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name
, which came from the Old Norse "Valþiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "þiofr," or "thief."
Early Origins of the Wildish family
The surname Wildish was first found in Roxburghshire
where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.
Early History of the Wildish family
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Wildish Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.
Early Notables of the Wildish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wildish family to 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.
Migration of the Wildish family to the New World and Oceana
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
Historic Events for the Wildish family
- Mr. Denis Bryan Harvey Wildish (b. 1941), British Lieutenant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was wounded in action 1941 CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
The Wildish 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 Translation: Faithful.