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The surname Syd was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from about the 12th century being connected also to the Abbey of Dunfermline. The family were also vassals to the Earls of Fife.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sidey, Sydey, Sidy, Sydy, Sudy, Syddie, Siddie, Siddy, Syd, Side and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Syd research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1574, 1627, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Syd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Syd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Syd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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.

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    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Syd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Syd 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 7 February 2011 at 12:23.

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