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

Kidd Early Origins



The surname Kidd was first found in Dundee, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kidd Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kidd Early History


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Kidd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidd research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1430, 1453, 1430, 1450, 1645 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Kidd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kidd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kidd Early Notables (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...

Another 27 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.

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Kidd In Ireland


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Kidd In Ireland



Some of the Kidd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. 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
  • Roger Kidd settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Thomas Kidd, who landed in Maryland in 1642
  • Thomas Kidd settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Henry Kidd, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Kidd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Kidd settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1722
  • Sarah Kidd, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

Kidd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neha Kidd, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Archibald Kidd, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • William K Kidd, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • Jonathan Kidd, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1824
  • Charles Kidd, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824
  • ... (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, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Christian Kidd/Kidds, aged 34, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Alexander Kidd/Kidds, aged 10, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Christian Kidd/Kidds, aged 9, 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, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Kidd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [1]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 [2]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 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850
  • ... (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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Robert Kidd arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Thomas Kidd arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Hessay Kidd arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • J. P. Kidd 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kidd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kidd (post 1700)



  • Roy Kidd (b. 1931), American college football player and coach, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003
  • Virginia Kidd (1921-2003), born Mildred Virginia Kidd, an American literary agent, writer and editor
  • Michael Kidd (1915-2007), American five-time Tony Award winning film and stage choreographer, inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981
  • Chip Kidd (b. 1964), American author, editor, and graphic designer
  • William Winston "Billy" Kidd (b. 1943), American gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist alpine ski racer
  • Jason Kidd (b. 1973), American professional NBA basketball player for the New York Knicks
  • Richard A. Kidd (b. 1943), American ninth Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd (1884-1941), American Naval officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1941 for his actions on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, eponym of the USS Kidd (DD-661) and the USS Kidd (DDG-993)
  • George Imlay Kidd (1909-1988), Scottish footballer
  • William Alexander Kidd (1879-1928), Scottish co-founder of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, a Scottish architectural firm
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kidd Historic Events


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Kidd Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Timothy Linn Kidd (b. 1957), American Sergeant from North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank Kidd, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Kidd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kidd Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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