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Wilds Family History

Wilds Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Wild.

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


Similar surnames: Wildes, Wilde, Wildt, Wilks, Wild, Wills, Hinds, Wiley, Wilms, Bolds

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Where is the Wilds family from?

You can see how Wilds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilds family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilds families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Wilds families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Wilds's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wilds families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilds ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilds. 21% of Wilds men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Wilds women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilds were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Wilds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilds 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 Wilds. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wilds. For the veterans among your Wilds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilds lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wilds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wilds in 1951 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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