Kidwell Family History

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Kidwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Kiddal in Barwick in Elmet, West Yorkshire, which is probably so named from the Old English personal name Cydda + Old English halh ‘nook or corner of land’. However, the surname occurs predominantly in Devon, suggesting another, unidentified source may be involved. Alternatively, it could be a variant of Kiddle, a topographic name for someone living by (or making his living from) a fish weir, Middle English kidel (Old French cuidel, quidel, a word of Breton origin).

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


Similar surnames: Tidwell, Sidwell, Birdwell, Twidwell, Rodwell, Bridwell, Bidwell

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Kidwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kidwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kidwell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Kidwell Family Origin

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Kidwell Family Occupations

What did your Kidwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kidwell family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Auctioneer and Ag Lab (Carter) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidwell. The most common Kidwell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Kidwell's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    12%
  • Auctioneer

    6%
  • Ag Lab (Carter)

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kidwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kidwell Historical Records

What Kidwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kidwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kidwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kidwell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kidwell. For the veterans among your Kidwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kidwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Kidwell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kidwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kidwell in 1942 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kidwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kidwell 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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