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The Welsh name Tiddy comes from the personal name Tudur, an ancient Celtic name of unknown meaning. It is thought that the name, especially the form Tewdwr, may have also emerged as a Welsh version of the Latin Theodorus.

Tiddy Early Origins



The surname Tiddy was first found in Herefordshire, where Tudor Trevor was Lord of Hereford, Whittington, and both Maelors. He was founder of the Tribe of the Marches, born in Denbigh, son of Ynyr Ap Cadforch, whose descendants intermarried with the distinguished families of North Wales.

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Tiddy Early History


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Tiddy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tiddy research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1406, 1400, 1411, 1400, 1401, 1486, 1502, 1499, 1500, 1503 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Tiddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tiddy Spelling Variations


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Tiddy Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Tiddy have included Tudor, Tudyr Tuder, Tudar and others.

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Tiddy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tiddy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Maredydd ap Tudur (Meredith Tudor) (died 1406), Welsh soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd and Owen Tudor's father, supported the 1400 Welsh uprising of his first cousin Owain Glyndwr, following the demise of Glyndwr's revolt, much of the...

Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tiddy Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tiddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martha Tiddy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • James Tiddy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Louisa Tiddy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Tiddy Historic Events


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Tiddy Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Henry Tiddy, British Marine, who sailed on the HMS Prince of Wales prior to its sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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