Wilding Family History

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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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Wilding Family Origin

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Wilding Family Occupations

What did your Wilding ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilding. 10% of Wilding men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Wilding women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilding were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wilding Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilding. 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 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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Wilding Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilding 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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