The ancient Normans
that arrived in England
following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Wyld family have grown. The name Wyld was given to a member of the family 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 Wyld family
The surname Wyld 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 Wyld family
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Wyld Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Wyld has been recorded under many different variations, including Wild, Wilde, Wildee, Wylde and others.
Early Notables of the Wyld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyld family to Ireland
Some of the Wyld family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wyld family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Wylds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Wyld Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jon Wyld, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
- Daniel Wyld, who arrived in Virginia in 1676
Wyld Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abel Wyld, who arrived in Maryland in 1722
Wyld Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Philip Wyld, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
Wyld Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Wyld, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
- Mary Wyld, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
The Wyld 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.