Kediton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kediton family

The surname Kediton 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 [1].

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" [2]

Early History of the Kediton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kediton research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1086, 1273 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Kediton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kediton Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kediton has been recorded under many different variations, including Keddington, Kedington, Kedton, Kediton, Keddinton and others.

Early Notables of the Kediton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kediton family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kediton or a variant listed above: William Kedton, who sailed to Maryland in 1774.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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