Wile Family History
Wile Name Meaning
English: either a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or who was in charge of some kind of mechanical contrivance (a windlass perhaps or an animal snare) or possibly a fish trap or a habitational name for someone who came from a place called with the same word (Middle English wile) such as Wyld Farm in Hampstead Norris (Berks) Monkton Wild (formerly in Wootton Fitzpaine Dorset) or Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury (Shropshire). English: perhaps from Middle English wild ‘wild’ (see Wild ). Americanized form of German Weil .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022