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Wilde Family History

Wilde Name Meaning
Irish, English, and German: variant of Wild.Dutch (de Wilde) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a violent, unruly, and irascible man, from Middle Dutch wilde ‘wild’, German Wilde ‘wild man’, ‘savage’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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240,632 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,397 Military Records
21,105 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wilde Families

  • Number of Wilde families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilde families
     743 - 1,484
     248 - 742
     1 - 247
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wilde families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilde census records

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Wilde Family Origin

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Wilde Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wilde families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wilde

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wilde Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wilde census records

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Wilde Civil War Service Records

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