When Richard Wild was born in 1684, in Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wilde, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Combes, was 27. He died on 14 April 1700, in his hometown, at the age of 16, and was buried in Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.
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’).
English: variant of Wile , with excrescent -d.
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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