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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : from a medieval personal name Kid, a variant of Kit, a pet form of Christopher.
  • English : from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’, hence a nickname for a frisky person or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a seller of faggots, from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (of unknown origin).

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