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Wilding Family History

Wilding Surname Meaning

English: from a Middle English survival of unattested Old English Wilding a derivative of wilde ‘wild’ used both as a personal name and as a nickname; compare Wildman . German: patronymic from Wilto a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name beginning with wild ‘wild’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,647 Wilding families living in Lancashire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Wilding's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Wilding families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilding surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 United Kingdom 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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*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 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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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 the UK, 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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