Kiddle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Kiddle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in a parish named Kiddal near Leeds. Other references beleive the name to be an occupational name for one who was a fisher of rivers, but our research proves that this is a less likely origin.
Early Origins of the Kiddle family
The surname Kiddle was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Kiddle family
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Kiddle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kiddle have been found, including Kiddle, Kiddal, Kidel, Kidale, Kydhall, Kyddall, Kiddall and many more.
Early Notables of the Kiddle family (pre 1700)
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kiddle, or a variant listed above:
Kiddle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Kiddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century