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Kidd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Kidd. The Kidd family lived in Angus.


Early Origins of the Kidd family


The surname Kidd was first found in Dundee and Arbroath where the name was an old Angus surname. "The name, however, is more probably a diminutive of Christopher. Robertus Kyd de Dunde is mentioned in 1357." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

William Kidd, better known as Captain William Kidd or simply Captain Kidd (c.1654-1701) was the infamous Scottish pirate who was tried and executed. Born in Dundee, he lost he lost his father Captain John Kyd to the sea and the family was supported by a local society. Many believe that he left buried treasure and this led to many novels including Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.


Early History of the Kidd family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidd research.
Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1473, 1450, 1470, 1492, 1520, 1530, 1563, 1571, 1430, 1453, 1430, 1450, 1557, 1595, 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


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Kidd has been spelled Kidd, Kydd, Kyd, Kid and others.

Early Notables of the Kidd family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Benjamin Kidd, Scottish Author; William Kyd ( fl. 1430-1453), a 15th century English pirate active in Southwest England from the 1430s until the...
Another 29 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 59 words (4 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


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

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)


  • William Matthew Kidd (1918-1998), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1951; Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1966; Chair of Braxton County Democratic Party, 1968-69;
  • William H. Kidd, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1885-98
  • William E. Kidd, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 35th District, 1897-98
  • Stephen Kidd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Robert Henry Kidd (1888-1982), American Democrat politician, Newspaper work; Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1924; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1941-42
  • Robert H. Kidd, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 9th District; Elected 1982; Elected unopposed 1984
  • Robert Franklin Kidd (1853-1930), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Gilmer County, 1887-88, 1929-30; Died in office 1930; Member of West Virginia State Senate, 1899-1914, 1923-28 (4th District 1899-1902, 10th District 1903-14, 1923-28); Chair of Gilmer County Democratic Party, 1917;
  • Ralph Kidd, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Quintin Kidd, American politician, Mayor of Brentwood, California; Elected 1998; Defeated, 2000
  • Paul H. Kidd (1907-1965), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1936-40; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1936, 1939-40, 1947-52, 1955-60, 1963-65 (Gilmer County 1936, 1939-40, 1947-52, 1955-60, 1963-64, 7th District 1965); Appointed 1936; Died in office 1965
  • ... (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 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank Kidd, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Isaac Campbell Kidd, American Rear Admiral working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking

The Kidd Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Donec impleat orbem
Motto Translation: Until it fills its orb.


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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  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. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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