Kidder Family History

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Kidder Name Meaning

English: possibly an occupational name from early modern English kidd(i)er ‘badger’, a licensed middleman who bought provisions from farmers and took them to market for resale at a profit, or alternatively a variant of Kidman.

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

Similar surnames: Kinder, Kidd, Pedder, Kuder, Kimber, Kilner, Widmer, Hodder, Fedder

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Kidder Family Origin

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Kidder Family Occupations

What did your Kidder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kidder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Kidder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kidder family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidder.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Kidder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kidder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kidder 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kidder. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kidder. For the veterans among your Kidder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kidder Life Expectancy

What is the average Kidder lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kidder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kidder in 1946 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kidder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kidder 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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