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The name Wilds has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for 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.

Wilds Early Origins



The surname Wilds 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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Wilds Spelling Variations


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Wilds Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wilds were recorded, including Wild, Wilde, Wildee, Wylde and others.

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Wilds Early History


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Wilds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilds research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1683 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Wilds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilds In Ireland


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Wilds In Ireland



Some of the Wilds 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wilds arrived in North America very early:

Wilds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Storey Wilds, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • Richard Wilds, aged 29, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1849
  • J. J. Wilds, aged 43, who arrived in America from Australia, in 1892
  • Miss J. Wilds, aged 28, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1892
  • Miss L. Wilds, aged 24, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1892

Wilds Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Wilds, aged 66, who arrived in America from Newton Heath, England, in 1908
  • Matilda Wilds, aged 59, who arrived in America from Newton Heath, England, in 1908
  • Frederick W. Wilds, aged 25, who arrived in America from Newton Heath, England, in 1908
  • Fred Wilds, aged 23, who arrived in America from Marnhull, England, in 1912
  • Harry Wilds, aged 21, who arrived in America from Marnhull, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilds (post 1700)



  • Tristan Paul Mack Wilds (b. 1989), American actor and recording artist
  • William Wilds, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Smyrna, Delaware, 1849-52, 1853
  • Thomas Wilds, American politician, Postmaster at Dover, Delaware, 1792
  • Marie Wilds, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937
  • Howard P. Wilds, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 21st District, 1895
  • Harvey B. M. Wilds, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935
  • Amon Henry Wilds (1784-1857), English architect
  • Amon Wilds (1762-1833), English architect and builder, father of and partner of his son, Amon Henry Wilds

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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



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wilds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilds 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 20 November 2015 at 10:10.

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