When Henry Wilde was born on 19 January 1846, in Hursley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Brown Wilde, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Hewlett, was 28. He died on 20 August 1852, at the age of 6.
Irish, English, and German: variant of Wild . This is the usual form of the surname in Ireland.
Dutch: variant of De Wilde .
History: The writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin, Ireland, descended from Ralph Wilde, a builder from Walsingham near Durham, England, who had moved to Ireland in the 17th century. Richard Henry Wilde (1789–1847), born in Dublin, emigrated to Baltimore, MD, in 1797 and was raised in GA, where he became a congressman (1815–17, 1827–35). He moved to New Orleans, LA, in 1843 and was a professor at the University of LA (now Tulane).