When George Wildman was born on 7 October 1822, in Barrington, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Wildman, was 53 and his mother, Hannah Weeks, was 41. He married Maretta Root on 9 November 1848, in Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Yorktown Township, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 April 1881, in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English wild(e) ‘wild, unrestrained, recalcitrant; wanton, perverse’ + man, mon ‘man’.
Americanized form of German Wildmann: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Wilto + Middle High German man ‘man’.
Altered form of Dutch Wildeman .