The roots of the distinguished surname Nidda lie in the region of Hessen. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from the place name "Nied," a town on the Nidda river near Höchst on the Main. In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone who hailed from this region. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "niet," meaning "zealous, eager, enthusiastic"; in this case, the name was likely originally bestowed as a nickname
, subsequently becoming a surname.
Early Origins of the Nidda family
The surname Nidda was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. von Nied de Nyde, who was recorded in Mainz in 1380. The young Nidda family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Nidda family
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Nidda Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Nied, Nida, Nidda, Niedt, Niet, von Nied and many more.
Early Notables of the Nidda family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nidda family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathias Nied, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; Henrich Nied, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Frederick Charles K. Nidda, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1812.