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 Family Origin

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Wilde Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Going To School

    17%
  • Agent

    8%
  • Farmer Son Going To School

    8%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilde. A less common occupation for the Wilde family was Farmer Son Going To School. The most common Wilde occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Wilde's were Farmers.

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Wilde Historical Records

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Wilde Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilde

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