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

Wilt Early Origins



The surname Wilt 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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Wilt Spelling Variations


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Wilt Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wilt include Wilder, Wildt, Wilde, Wild, Wilt, Wildter and others.

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Wilt Early History


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Wilt Early History



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

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Wilt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wilt or a variant listed above:

Wilt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leendert Wilt, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1662

Wilt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Wilt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Adam Wilt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Valantine Wilt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Georg Wilt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Philip Wilt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John M Wilt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Barbara Wilt, who settled in America in 1846
  • Antonie VanDer Wilt, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Joseph Wilt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Jacobus VanDer Wilt, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ambrose Wilt, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Caroline Wilt, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Alfred S. Wilt, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilt (post 1700)



  • W. William Wilt, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County 2nd District; Elected 1964
  • Tony O. Wilt, American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 26th District 2011
  • Thornton W. Wilt, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jefferson County, 1963-68; Chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1975
  • Roy W. Wilt, American Republican politician, Elected Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 8th District 1980; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 50th District, 1981-90
  • Raymond E. Wilt (b. 1907), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 17th District, 1951-60
  • Mike Wilt, American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives 11th District; Elected 2004
  • L. W. Wilt, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Greenbrier County, 1942
  • Abram D. Wilt, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1882-86

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Wilt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilt 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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