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Wilding Name Meaning

English (now chiefly Lancashire): from an unattested Old English personal name, Wilding, a derivative of Old English wilde ‘wild’, ‘savage’. It is also possible that it may be from a topographical term derived from the same vocabulary word. Compare Wild, but early forms with prepositions are not found. German: patronymic from Wilto, a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with wild ‘wild’.

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

Similar surnames: Walding, Willing, Golding, Hilding, Billing, Welling, Pilling, Wilden

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Where is the Wilding family from?

You can see how Wilding families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilding family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilding families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 30 Wilding families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Wilding's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Wilding families in 1911.
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What did your Wilding ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wilding. 15% of Wilding men worked as a Clerk.

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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 1921

  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Wilding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilding 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilding. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Wilding. For the veterans among your Wilding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilding lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wilding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Wilding in 1949 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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