The Wildye family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest
of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was 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.
Early Origins of the Wildye family
The surname Wildye 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.
Early History of the Wildye family
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Wildye Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wildye include Wild, Wilde, Wildee, Wylde and others.
Early Notables of the Wildye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wildye family to Ireland
Some of the Wildye family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wildye family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Wildyes to arrive on North American shores:
Wildye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Wildye, who arrived in Virginia in 1887 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Wildye 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.