De Wilde Family History

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De Wilde Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch wilde ‘wild’, ‘savage’. In the Low Countries this was used as a descriptive nickname for a man with an unruly temperament, but among the Dutch in New Netherland it was a term for native Americans, equivalent to English savage, French suavage. In many cases, therefore, it implies American Indian ancestry.

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

Similar surnames: Wilde, De Winter, De Windt, De Wolf, Deville, De Witt, De Weese

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De Wilde Family Origin

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De Wilde Family Occupations

What did your De Wilde ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common De Wilde occupation in the UK was Architect And Civil Engineer. 20% of De Wilde's were Architect And Civil Engineers. A less common occupation for the De Wilde family was Printer. Architect And Civil Engineer, Book Binder and Picture Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by De Wilde.

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  • Architect And Civil Engineer

  • Book Binder

  • Picture Dealer

  • Printer


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De Wilde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Wilde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Wilde census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Wilde. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Wilde. For the veterans among your De Wilde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Wilde Life Expectancy

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Between 1974 and 2000, in the United States, De Wilde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for De Wilde in 1974 was 65, and 68 in 2000.

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