Kidman Family History

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Kidman Name Meaning

English: occupational name, probably for a goatherd (from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’ + man ‘man’), but possibly also for a cutter of faggots (from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’).

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

Similar surnames: Kinman, Kelman, Widman, Kirkman, Wildman, Inman, Badman, Kilman

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Kidman Family Origin

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Kidman Family Occupations

What did your Kidman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidman. A less common occupation for the Kidman family was Works At Steel Works. The most common Kidman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Kidman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Miller

  • Works At Steel Works


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

Kidman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kidman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kidman 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 Kidman. 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 865 military records available for the last name Kidman. For the veterans among your Kidman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kidman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kidman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kidman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kidman in 1962 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kidman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kidman 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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