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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

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Kidwell Family Origin

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Kidwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, the most common Kidwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kidwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidwell. A less common occupation for the Kidwell family was Farming.

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Kidwell Life Expectancy

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