Last name: WILD

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WILD : This last name is indexed 363,896 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WILD : 1: English: from Middle English wilde ‘wild violent’ (Old English wilde) hence a nickname for a man of violent and undisciplined character or a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of overgrown uncultivated land (from Middle English wilde (noun) ‘wild place wasteland’).2: English: variant of Wile with excrescent -d.3: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): cognate of 1 above from Middle High German wilde wilt German wild ‘wild’ also used in the sense ‘strange foreign’ and therefore in some cases a nickname for an incomer.

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