Kidd Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Kidd Kydd Kid
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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[1] genealogy/kidd
[2] Surname Data Base
[3] House Of Names > Kidd > Scottish
[4] Irish Kidd's
[5] guild of one name study's
[6] FTDNA family tree dna
[7] Kidd surname Revolvy
[8] Ancestry Message Boards
[9] Gravestone Photographic Resource (GPR)
[11] Kidd name study on #facebook Society Kidd, Kydd, Kyd, Kid, Kide, Kidde, Kyde, Kiddie, Keddie, MacKidd, McKidd

Task List

Source what is known
Link the profiles to a common data sheet.
Prove the line to as far back as we can.

Wikitree Profiles

Kidd Profiles linked to my tree Martin-32982

Nicolas Kidd born about 1560 is the top of my tree Drasdo-1 so far. Kidd-3648 There are earlier ones but I cannot link them yet. These are all from Staffordshire.

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Hi folks for anyone interested we have a Facebook Group for all variants of the Kidd,Kydd,Kyd,Kyde,Kide,Kid......and many more names.

posted by Richard Kidd
Hi! I've traced my Kidd line back to George Kidd's arrival in Abbeville, SC in the late 1700s, thence through his son Archibald to the Kidds of Lincoln County, TN and then of Martha, OK. As opportunity presents itself, I'm interested in sharing my research, confirming a few weak spots, and learning about other lines of the family tree!
posted by Nathaniel Kidd
Good evening, Kidd is a family name passed down from my father/grandfather. My grandfather was born John Kidd to Syndey G. Kidd & Nelly Clark Scott in 1918. Sydney Kidd (1883-1918) is the son of Robert Drew Kidd (1843-1930) and Sarah Ann Mitchell. Robert Kidd is the son of Johnathan Kidd (1804-1873) and Frances Drew. Johnathan Kidd is the son of Peter Kidd (1780-??) and Mary Robson. I'm trying to determine if we are connected somewhere along this line and look more into the family history. Do these names/dates match up with any records you might have coming out of Scotland, Ireland, England? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by David Young
I am related to barbary kidd from russell ky moved to greenup ky
posted by Deb (Gilbert) Plaag
The study is what you think it's for. My line has a line to "Kidd". But even if I am not related to pirates, this should become a valuable tool for classifying this illusive name of Kidd..

My Kidd links They come out of nowhere about 2 generations after captain kidd was hung.

The story here is. He had two daughters. This line maybe from one of these girls. Or a completely different line.

Source: In 1697 he married Sarah Bradley Cox Oort, a rich 20-years-old widow. She had two daughters. Kidd was a successful businessman and citizen. He owned property overlooking the Hudson. Question is Did she have the daughters before she could have married Kidd and had 2 kids At 20? So who were they? Oort Cox's?

But he had no male children, so they would have had to adopt the last name again for this to be the line to him. possibly after dropping the name for generations.

I think the daughters were Elizabeth and Sarah Kidd. I will edit this for accuracy as I'm going from memory.

I will add her profile here, on Bradley_Cox-1, as starting point.

posted by David Martin