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