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The Kidney name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Gedney in the county of Lincolnshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Gyddan-ea, which literally means Gydda's island.

Kidney Early Origins



The surname Kidney was first found in Lincolnshire at Gedney, a village and civil parish in the South Holland district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Gadenai. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the parish includes the hamlets of Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, and Gedney Marsh.

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Kidney Spelling Variations


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Kidney Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kidney has undergone many spelling variations, including Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Kidney Early History


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Kidney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kidney research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Kidney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kidney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kidney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kidney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kidney In Ireland


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Kidney In Ireland



Some of the Kidney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kidney were among those contributors:

Kidney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert, Kidney Jr., who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • John Kidney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Kidney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Kidney, who landed in Arkansas in 1902

Kidney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Kidney, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Kidney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Kidney, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Thomas Kidney, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon"
  • Julia Kidney, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"
  • Henry Kidney, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Margaret Kidney, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kidney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kidney (post 1700)



  • Charles J. Kidney, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. 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.
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The Kidney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kidney 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.

This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 14:51.

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