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Where did the English Kiddiminstre family come from? What is the English Kiddiminstre family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kiddiminstre family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kiddiminstre family history?The ancient roots of the Kiddiminstre family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Kiddiminstre comes from when the family lived in Kidderminster, a village in Worcestershire. The place-name was recorded as Chideminstre in the Domesday Book,  which was compiled in 1086, and as Kedeleministere in 1154. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Cydela, and the Old English word mynster, which meant monastery. The place-name as a whole means "monastery of a man called Cydela." The surname means "one who came from Kidderminster."
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kiddiminstre has appeared include Kittermaster, Kidderminster, Kiddermaster, Kiddiminstre, Keedomister, Kederminster, Kidiministre, Kidiminstre, Kytermyster and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiddiminstre research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1498, 1524, 1594, 1597, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Kiddiminstre History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kiddiminstre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kiddiminstre arrived in North America very early: Hugh Kiddermaster, who arrived in Virginia in 1628; Anthony Kittermaster, who was on record in Ontario in 1871; and Albert Kittermaster, also on record in Ontario in 1871..
The Kiddiminstre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiddiminstre Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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