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 Family Origin

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Kidwell Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    12%
  • Auctioneer

    6%
  • Ag Lab (Carter)

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

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