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