Wilde Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Wild, Wilden, Milde, Wilder, Wilke, Linde, Wilt, Wilds, Hilde, Wald

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Wilde Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilde name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wilde. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wilde Family Origin

Where is the Wilde family from?

Wilde Family Occupations

What did your Wilde ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilde family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilde. The most common Wilde occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Wilde's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wilde ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wilde Historical Records

What Wilde family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Wilde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilde census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilde. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Wilde. For the veterans among your Wilde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilde Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilde lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wilde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wilde in 1945 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilde

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilde ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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