The Kidmint 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 Kidmint family
The surname Kidmint 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 Kidmint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidmint research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1735, 1645, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Kidmint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kidmint Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kidmint family name include Kidd, Kydd, Kidman, Kideman, Kidde, Kydeman and others.
Early Notables of the Kidmint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kidmint family to Ireland
Some of the Kidmint 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 Kidmint family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Kidmint family to immigrate North America: 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.