name Tydir 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.
Early Origins of the Tydir family
The surname Tydir 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.
Early History of the Tydir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tydir 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 Tydir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tydir Spelling Variations
surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh
variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh
surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh
names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations
of particular Welsh
names are very important. The surname Tydir has occasionally been spelled Tudor, Tudyr Tuder, Tudar and others.
Early Notables of the Tydir family (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 Tydir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tydir family to the New World and Oceana
migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh
families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Tydir: Richard Tudor and his wife Mary, two children and servants, settled in Barbados in 1678; Lewis
Tudor settled in New England
in 1654; Robert Tuder settled in Virginia in 1773..