Kedington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Kedington family
The surname Kedington 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 Kedington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kedington research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1086, 1273 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Kedington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kedington Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kedington family name include Keddington, Kedington, Kedton, Kediton, Keddinton and others.
Early Notables of the Kedington family (pre 1700)
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Kedington migration to the United States +
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kedington surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Kedington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Philip Kedington, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Queenstown, Ireland 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFCL-RNL : 6 December 2014), Philip Kedington, 18 May 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).