The Kideman surname comes from the Middle English word "kid(e)," which referred to a young goat. The name may have originally been a nickname
for someone energetically kid-like, or it may have occupational
for a herder of goats.
Early Origins of the Kideman family
The surname Kideman was first found in Suffolk
and Northamptonshire, where a William, Ralp Kide was on record in 12th century Pipe Rolls
for those counties. An Alan Kydeman was also on record in Norfolk
, in the 1275 Rotuli Hundredorum
. The Hundredorum Rolls
also lists Reginald Kidd. The Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 had three entries: Ricardus Kyd; Thomas Kydde; and Willelmus Kydde. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Kideman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kideman research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1735, 1645, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Kideman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kideman Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kideman were recorded, including Kidd, Kydd, Kidman, Kideman, Kidde, Kydeman and others.
Early Notables of the Kideman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kideman family to Ireland
Some of the Kideman 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.
Migration of the Kideman family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Kideman arrived in North America very early: Roger Kidd, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Kidd, who came to Maryland in 1642; John Kidd, who was banished to the plantations of America in 1684.