Kedton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kedton family

The surname Kedton 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 Kedton family

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

Kedton Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kedton include Keddington, Kedington, Kedton, Kediton, Keddinton and others.

Early Notables of the Kedton family (pre 1700)

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United States Kedton migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kedton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • 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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