Wilder Family History

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Wilder Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild.

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

Similar surnames: Wilde, Wieder, Wilden, Wilner, Walder, Wildes, Welder, Wilmer, Wiler

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Wilder Family Origin

Where is the Wilder family from?

Wilder Family Occupations

What did your Wilder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Brickmaker and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilder. A less common occupation for the Wilder family was Gardener. The most common Wilder occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Wilder's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Brickmaker

  • Fisherman

  • Gardener


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wilder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wilder Historical Records

What Wilder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 146,000 census records available for the last name Wilder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilder 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilder. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Wilder. For the veterans among your Wilder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilder Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilder lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wilder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wilder in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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