Sider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Sider family
The surname Sider was first found in Fife, Angus, Perth and Moray. The family held a family seat in Fife from about the 12th century, having being connected also to the Abbey of Dunfermline. The family were also vassals to the Earls of Fife. One of the first entries for the family was "Richard de Sudy [who] witnessed the homage of Duncan, Earl of Fife, to the Abbot of Dunfermline, 1316." 
During the 17th century and the religious problems in Scotland, a branch of the family migrated south into England to Bures St. Mary, or Mount Bures which both straddle the Suffolk, Essex border. It was here that the family recorded their coat of arms.
Early History of the Sider family
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Sider Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sidey, Sydey, Sidy, Sydy, Sudy, Syddie, Siddie, Siddy, Syd, Side and many more.
Early Notables of the Sider family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sider family to Ireland
Some of the Sider family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sider family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Siddy settled in Jamaica in 1679; Thomas Sydie settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635.
|Contemporary Notables of the name Sider (post 1700) ||+|
- Ronald James Sider (1939-2022), Canadian-born, American theologian and social activist, founder of Evangelicals for Social Action
- Paul L. Sider, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Whitmore Lake, Michigan, 1959-61 (acting, 1959-61) 
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html