Origins Available: Dutch, German
Bavaria. Wiltz 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. Wiltz is a name for a person who was extremely wild and passionate. The surname Wiltz is derived from the German word wild, which means the same in English.
Early Origins of the Wiltz family
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.
Early History of the Wiltz family
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Wiltz Spelling Variations
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 Wiltz include Wilder, Wildt, Wilde, Wild, Wilt, Wildter and others.
Early Notables of the Wiltz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiltz family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wiltz or a variant listed above:
Wiltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Wiltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Wiltz (post 1700)
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