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Wilder Family History

Wilder Name Meaning
English, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild.

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

1,265,042 Historical Documents with Wilder on Ancestry.com
194,438 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34,285 Military Records
10,914 Immigration Records
142,609 Census and Voter Lists
882,796 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wilder Families

  • Number of Wilder families
     165 - 328
     56 - 164
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilder families
     122 - 241
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wilder families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilder census records

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Wilder Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Wilder families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Wilder Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wilder

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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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Wilder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wilder census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Wilder ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Wilder Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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