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Kidd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Kidd surname comes from the Middle English word "kid(e)," which referred to a young goat. The name may have originally been a nickname for someone energetically kid-like, or it may have occupational for a herder of goats.

Early Origins of the Kidd family


The surname Kidd was first found in Suffolk and Northamptonshire, where a William, Ralp Kide was on record in 12th century Pipe Rolls for those counties. An Alan Kydeman was also on record in Norfolk, in the 1275 Rotuli Hundredorum. The Hundredorum Rolls also lists Reginald Kidd. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 had three entries: Ricardus Kyd; Thomas Kydde; and Willelmus Kydde. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Kidd family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidd research.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1735, 1645, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Kidd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kidd Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kidd include Kidd, Kydd, Kidman, Kideman, Kidde, Kydeman and others.

Early Notables of the Kidd family (pre 1700)


Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kidd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kidd family to Ireland


Some of the Kidd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kidd family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Kidds to arrive on North American shores:

Kidd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Kidd, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Roger Kidd, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Thomas Kidd, who landed in Maryland in 1642 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Kidd, who settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Henry Kidd, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kidd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Kidd, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1722
  • Sarah Kidd, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kidd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neha Kidd, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Archibald Kidd, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William K Kidd, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jonathan Kidd, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1824 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Kidd, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kidd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Kidd, who landed in Canada in 1815
  • Alexander Kidd/Kidds, aged 34, a cart wright, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Christian Kidd/Kidds, aged 34, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Alexander Kidd/Kidds, aged 10, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Christian Kidd/Kidds, aged 9, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kidd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kidd, a mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Kidd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • James Kidd, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Mary Ann Kidd, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • John Kidd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COUNTESS OF YARBOROUGH 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850CountessYarborough.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kidd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Kidd, aged 31, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Robert Kidd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Thomas Kidd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Hessay Kidd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • J. P. Kidd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kidd (post 1700)


  • Glenna Sue Kidd (1933-2017), American pitcher and infielder who played from 1950 through 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • Roy Kidd (b. 1931), American college football player and coach, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003
  • Virginia Kidd (1921-2003), born Mildred Virginia Kidd, an American literary agent, writer and editor
  • Michael Kidd (1915-2007), American five-time Tony Award winning film and stage choreographer, inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981
  • Chip Kidd (b. 1964), American author, editor, and graphic designer
  • William Winston "Billy" Kidd (b. 1943), American gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist alpine ski racer
  • Jason Kidd (b. 1973), American professional NBA basketball player for the New York Knicks
  • Richard A. Kidd (b. 1943), American ninth Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd (1884-1941), American Naval officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1941 for his actions on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, eponym of the USS Kidd (DD-661) and the USS Kidd (DDG-993)
  • Barnes Kidd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • ... (Another 54 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Kidd family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Timothy Linn Kidd (b. 1957), American Sergeant from North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA who died in the crash [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

HMS Dorsetshire

  • William Raymond Kidd (d. 1945), British Air Mechanician 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank Kidd, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COUNTESS OF YARBOROUGH 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850CountessYarborough.htm
  7. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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