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3/6/2012, 9:45 PM SeaHorse15 merge 2 names
2/7/2012, 9:06 AM Francesca
2/7/2012, 9:06 AM Francesca

Name Kidwell
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. KID-wel
Edit Status Statusnot set

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