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Where did the Scottish Syd family come from? What is the Scottish Syd family crest and coat of arms? When did the Syd family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Syd family history?

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

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.


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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.

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

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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.

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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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  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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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