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Old 15th December 2004, 17:43
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I am interested in communicating with Kidd Family members. Looking for decendants of William Kidd jr and Elizabeth Nethercote ( 1560's -1650's).
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Old 2nd January 2005, 22:25
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Hi there,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I've only just seen it.

My husband's family are Kidds. My husband's father was born and raised in Perth, and contends that the Kidd surname came from Flemish immigrants who settled in the Dundee area.

Unfortunately, my husband's family does not seem very interested in geneology, but I most certainly am. I would love to begin researching the Kidd surname, as it will be the surname of my children.

Please let me know if there is anything specific I could ask my father-in-law, or if you have any interesting information to share.

-kate

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Old 3rd January 2005, 04:09
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Hi Kate! Good to hear from you. I am new in this as well but I will share what I have

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Hi there,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I've only just seen it.

My husband's family are Kidds. My husband's father was born and raised in Perth, and contends that the Kidd surname came from Flemish immigrants who settled in the Dundee area.

Unfortunately, my husband's family does not seem very interested in geneology, but I most certainly am. I would love to begin researching the Kidd surname, as it will be the surname of my children.

Please let me know if there is anything specific I could ask my father-in-law, or if you have any interesting information to share.

-kate

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Old 30th November 2009, 13:38
Kathy Kidd Kathy Kidd is offline
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Smile Kidd Clan

Hi there!

I am looking for family connections as well. One of my grandfathers was :

John Kidd
Born 1820, OH, USA
Died 1900, Green County, IN, USA
Married, Rachel Flater

Have nothing about him prior to his marriage to Rachel Flater other than his Date and Place of Birth.

Many Thanks
Kathy Kidd
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Old 6th March 2012, 02:06
James Kidd James Kidd is offline
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Kidd Family

My Grandfather was Alexander Kidd. He was married to Lizzie Crowe.
His name is on the Frockheim Memorial.
Fought in Boer War and after immigrated to Canada with family.
Died in 1st War.

Looking for relatives. James William Kidd, Ontario, Canada.
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Old 12th May 2012, 02:04
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I too have Kidd ancestors in my family, but there was a bit of confusion along the way while tracing them. To start off was easy: my mum's maiden name was Kidd and that was (unsurprisingly) her father's surname. So far so good. The problem cropped up with his father, one John Kidd. When I found the relevant marriage certificate it listed his parents as John Kidd and Mary Flanagan. Still seems simple yea? Well, so I thought too, especially as the certificate in question listed the age of John Jr. and where the parents got married, which was in Edinburgh so chances are that was where he was born.

So, simple subtraction, a bit of hunting and nothing! No matter, a death certificate could also be useful to confirm details. So, I looked and found one that, working from the age and year of marriage, seemed right. Except the surname of the father was Flanagan (not forgetting his first name was also Luke) and the mother's was Kidd (but at least here the first name was Mary)! ok, I wasn't confused for long as the name of the deceased was listed as "John Kidd formerly Flanagan"! Somewhere along the way he (and, as it turns out, one of his brothers) changed his surname.

Given that Flanagan is likely to be of Irish origin (this is possibly the second Irish link in my family tree) could it be that, considering the attitude towards the Irish in the late 19th/early 20th century, the name was changed to "become" Scottish in order to secure/keep a job? This, for the time being, is only speculation on my part, but what other reason could there be for a name change?
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Old 24th April 2015, 19:40
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William Kidd and Elizabeth Nethercoate are my 9th grandparents

I'm just now seeing this thread and I'm excited about it. William Kidd II and Elizabeth Nethercoate are my 9th grandparents. Their son Thomas traveled to America. They had a son William in 1674. William had a son Aaron in 1712. Aaron had a son William in 1737, and that William had a son Sherrod in 1783. Sherrod had a son David in 1814 who had a son Jesse M Kidd in 1853. Jesse died in a house that burned down. Jesse had a son Clarence late 1800's who was my grandfather. His son Roy P Kidd is my father. I'm traveling to the London area in June for a week then headed to Inverness, Scotland for a week. I plan to walk in the same areas my family is from. I understand the original Kidds aka Cyd, Kydd, Kyd, etc. were originally Norsemen from Scandinavia and settled throughout the Highlands of Scotland, England, and Londonderry, Ireland.
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