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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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Where is the Kidd family from?

You can see how Kidd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kidd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kidd families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 70 Kidd families living in Virginia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Kidd's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Kidd families in 1840.
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What did your Kidd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kidd. 19% of Kidd men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Kidd women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kidd were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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