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Wilden Name Meaning

English: variant of Wilding. German and Dutch: variant of (De) Wilde. German: habitational name from a place so named near Siegen. Swedish (Wildén): ornamental name, probably formed with wild, old spelling of vild ‘wild’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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


Similar surnames: Widen, Wilde, Willen, Linden, Tilden, Hilden, Welden, Wilken, Walden

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Where is the Wilden family from?

You can see how Wilden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Wilden families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Wilden's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wilden families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilden. 28% of Wilden men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Wilden women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilden were Machinist and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wilden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilden. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Wilden. For the veterans among your Wilden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wilden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wilden in 1955 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

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