Kidd Family History

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Kidd Name Meaning

Scottish: from a medieval personal name Kid, a variant of Kit, a pet form of Christopher. English: from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’, hence a nickname for a frisky person or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. English: metonymic occupational name for a seller of faggots, from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (of unknown origin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Codd, Kind, Kimm, Bird, Mudd, Kiss, King, Gadd, Budd, Lind

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Kidd Family Origin

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Kidd Family Occupations

What did your Kidd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kidd occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Kidd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kidd family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidd.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Kidd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 223,000 census records available for the last name Kidd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kidd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Kidd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Kidd. For the veterans among your Kidd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kidd Life Expectancy

What is the average Kidd lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kidd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kidd in 1943 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kidd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kidd ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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