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Kydd is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in Angus.

Kydd Early Origins



The surname Kydd was first found in Dundee, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kydd Spelling Variations


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Kydd Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Kydd has been spelled Kidd, Kydd, Kyd, Kid and others.

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Kydd Early History


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Kydd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kydd research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1430, 1453, 1430, 1450, 1645 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Kydd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kydd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kydd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Benjamin Kidd, Scottish Author; William Kyd ( fl. 1430-1453), a 15th century English pirate active in Southwest England from the...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kydd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kydd In Ireland


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Kydd In Ireland



Some of the Kydd 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Kydd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Kydd, aged 28, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1893
  • T.W. Kydd, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Cecilia Kydd, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1896

Kydd Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chester Kydd, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • John Kydd, aged 45, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Burness Kydd, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Montrose, Scotland, in 1908
  • Elsfeth Kydd, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Broughtly Ferry, Scotland, in 1908
  • Jean Kydd, aged 3, who landed in America from Broughtly Ferry, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kydd Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Kydd, aged 56, who landed in Canada, in 1904
  • Frank H Kydd, aged 35, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1912
  • Burness Kydd, aged 25, who emigrated to Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada, in 1913
  • George Kydd, aged 62, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1914
  • Hannah Kydd, aged 42, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1914

Kydd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kydd, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kydd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kydd (post 1700)



  • Sam Kydd (1915-1982), Irish-born, English actor, known for his roles in Orlando (1965), Crane (1963) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
  • Jonathan Kydd (b. 1956), British actor, known for his roles in Flushed Away (2006), Dot the I (2003) and Saving Grace (2000)
  • Jennifer Kydd (b. 1976), Canadian actress, known for her roles in Falcon Beach (2006), Big Driver (2014) and Falcon Beach (2005)
  • Garth Kydd, Australian netball player
  • Frances Ruth Shand Kydd (1936-2004), first wife of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Peter Shand Kydd (1925-2006), former stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Cynna Kydd (b. 1981), former Australian professional netball player
  • Robbie Kydd (b. 1982), British rugby union footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Donec impleat orbem
Motto Translation: Until it fills its orb.


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Kydd Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    11. ...

    The Kydd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kydd 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 12 December 2015 at 23:55.

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