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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. KID-wel  [key]

Meaning & History

The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be derived from Middle English kidel "fish weir", denoting a person who lived by a fish weir or made his living from it, or from an English place called Kiddal, probably meaning "Cydda's corner of land" from the Old English given name Cydda and halh "nook or corner of land".
Added 2/7/2012 by Francesca
Edited 3/6/2012 by SeaHorse15 and Francesca