The Kidmyn 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 Kidmyn family
The surname Kidmyn 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 Kidmyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidmyn research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1735, 1645, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Kidmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kidmyn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Kidmyn has been recorded under many different variations, including Kidd, Kydd, Kidman, Kideman, Kidde, Kydeman and others.
Early Notables of the Kidmyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kidmyn family to Ireland
Some of the Kidmyn 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 Kidmyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Kidmyns were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in 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.