Type Surname (from location)
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. KID-wel
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.Francesca on 2/7/2012
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 3/6/2012
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".