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The name Widdis was originally a baptismal name as in "the son of Wydo" which is English for Guido or Guy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
or it was an Old English name derived from "widuwe, widewe (widow)" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early Origins of the Widdis family


The surname Widdis was first found in Norfolk where William filius Wydo was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279. The same roll lists Reginald filius Wydonis in Hunts county. Other early variants of the name include Thomas Wydowe who was listed during the reign of Richard II (1367-1400) and much later Annabella Wydow was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. This latter listing is quite unique as at this time female entries were very rare. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Early History of the Widdis family

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Early History of the Widdis family


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Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1297, 1576, 1619, 1732, 1898 and 1990 are included under the topic Early Widdis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Widdis Spelling Variations

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Widdis Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Widdow, Wyddow, Wyddowson, Widdowson, Widdas, Widders, Widdis, Widwise, Widdars, Widow, Widows, Widdos, Widdoes and many more.

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Early Notables of the Widdis family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Widdis family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Widdis family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Widdis family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Widdis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara Widdis, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1895

Widdis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Widdis, aged 44, who settled in New York, in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widdis (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widdis (post 1700)


  • Albert M. Widdis, American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 23rd Circuit, 1915-28; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (alternate), 1920 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert Widdis, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1905 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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