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Origins Available: Dutch, German


The history of the Wildt family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Wildt 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. Wildt is a name for a person who was extremely wild and passionate. The surname Wildt is derived from the German word wild, which means the same in English.

Wildt Early Origins



The surname Wildt 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.

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Wildt Spelling Variations


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Wildt Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Wildt include Wilder, Wildt, Wilde, Wild, Wilt, Wildter and others.

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Wildt Early History


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Wildt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wildt research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1573 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Wildt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wildt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wildt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wildt Notables 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



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 Wildts to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Wildt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Wildt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Veronica Maria Wildt, who landed in America in 1751

Wildt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emanuel Wildt, who came to Michigan in 1841
  • George Wildt, who came to Baltimore in 1844
  • Balthasar Joh Wildt, who landed in America in 1847
  • Wantelean Wildt, aged 22, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1849
  • Friederike Wildt, who arrived in North America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wildt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henrietta M. Wildt, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-C3D : 6 December 2014), Henrietta M. Wildt, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edmond Wildt, aged 11, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-C36 : 6 December 2014), Edmond Wildt, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Else Hoffman Wildt, aged 24, originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Frederik VIII" from Copenhagen, Denmark [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XH-7Y8 : 6 December 2014), Else Hoffman Wildt, 16 Aug 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Frederik VIII, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Stephanie Wildt, aged 27, originally from Plechingen, Germany, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mount Clinton" from Hamburg, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GX-QZ8 : 6 December 2014), Stephanie Wildt, 15 Nov 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clinton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Karl Wildt, aged 28, originally from Plechingen, Germany, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mount Clinton" from Hamburg, Germany [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GX-QZZ : 6 December 2014), Karl Wildt, 15 Nov 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clinton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wildt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Wildt, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wildt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wildt (post 1700)



  • William C. Wildt, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Ruatan, 1898; U.S. Vice Consul in Ceiba, 1905
  • Rupert Wildt (1905-1976), German-American astronomer, eponym of the Wildt crater on the moon
  • Jan Wildt (b. 1962), American author of short stories

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-C3D : 6 December 2014), Henrietta M. Wildt, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-C36 : 6 December 2014), Edmond Wildt, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XH-7Y8 : 6 December 2014), Else Hoffman Wildt, 16 Aug 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Frederik VIII, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GX-QZ8 : 6 December 2014), Stephanie Wildt, 15 Nov 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clinton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GX-QZZ : 6 December 2014), Karl Wildt, 15 Nov 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clinton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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The Wildt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wildt 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.

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