Keddinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Keddinton family
The surname Keddinton was first found in Suffolk, where the village Kedington is located between Clare and Haverhill in south-west Suffolk. The place dates back to 1043-5 when it was spelled Kydington but was listed as Kidituna in the Domesday Book .
Keddington is a parish with a village in the Louth district of Lincolnshire on the river Lud. In the Domesday Book, it was listed as Cadington or Kedingtuna and probably meant "farmstead associated with a man called Cydda" 
Early History of the Keddinton family
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Keddinton Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Keddinton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Keddinton include: Keddington, Kedington, Kedton, Kediton, Keddinton and others.
Early Notables of the Keddinton family
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Migration of the Keddinton family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Keddinton or a variant listed above: William Kedton, who sailed to Maryland in 1774.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)