Wilde Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Wilde Family History

If you are conducting some Wilde family history research then you can view the Wilde coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Wilde surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Wilde, Wild and Wilds in Ireland are usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into the country by settlers who arrived into Ulster Province. The form 'de Wylde' has existed since mediaeval times. These names are today mostly found in the Northern Counties as well as in County Dublin.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Wilde Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
Plate Representing a Silver Coin
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