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Where did the Scottish Syd family come from? What is the Scottish Syd family crest and coat of arms? When did the Syd family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Syd family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sidey, Sydey, Sidy, Sydy, Sudy, Syddie, Siddie, Siddy, Syd, Side and many more.

First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from about the 12th century being connected also to the Abbey of Dunfermline. The family were also vassals to the Earls of Fife.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Syd research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1574, 1627, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Syd History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Syd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Syd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Siddy settled in Jamaica in 1679; Thomas Sydie settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635.

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  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Syd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Syd 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.

This page was last modified on 7 February 2011 at 12:23.

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