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The Kidd Y-DNA surname study actively seeks participation from any interested Kidd family members. If you are a female Kidd, please consider recruiting your Kidd father, brother, uncle, or male cousin to join the study.

Through sponsorships, some funding for test kits may be available for selected Kidd lines that are not currently represented in the Kidd Y-DNA surname study.

If you would like to sponsor a particular Kidd line, or to make a contribution to the group fund to fund general Kidd Y-DNA testing, please contact
Sandra Kidd at or Steven Perkins, study group administrator, at scperkins AT
Or follow this link to make an online donation:

"Most Wanted" Kidds for the Y-DNA Study

We are actively seeking descendants of confirmed Middlesex Co, Virginia, Kidd lines not represented in our Kidd Y-DNA study.  If you know or suspect that you descend from one of these families, please contact Sandra Kidd at .  We have a great deal of information on the Kidds of Middlesex Co and may be able to help you document your family tree.  

We are currently seeking:

A documented descendant of Thomas Kidd II (ca 1669-1727), eldest son of Thomas Kidd, the immigrant to Virginia

A documented descendant of John Kidd (ca 1694-1759), married Rebecca Godbee

A documented descendant of James Kidd (1738-1795), wife Mary, lived in Urbanna, Virginia

A documented descendant of James Kidd's sons Benjamin of Urbanna, James Jr., Thomas, or William N. Kidd

The study has no proven descendant of Thomas II, who married Alice Trigg. Finding a descendant of this line is very important--because we have good representation already from the line of William Kidd, younger son of Thomas Kidd the immigrant.
FULL SPONSORSHIP will be provided to fund a 37-marker test for a documented descendant of Thomas Kidd II and Alice Trigg through one of their known sons:

  • Thomas III, b ca 1692, m (1) Margaret, (2) Elizabeth Laurence, (3) Phyllis
  • John, b ca 1694, m Rebecca Godbee
  • Daniel, b ca 1696, m unknown
  • William, born and baptized 1716, m unknown
This family lived in Middlesex Co and Essex Co, VA. For details, please contact Sandra Kidd at 

Kidds of Maryland descent, especially Calvert Co, Maryland

Kidds with documented descent from Cambridgeshire, England, especially Soham Parish

FULL SPONSORSHIP to fund a 37-marker test will be provided for a Kidd with documented descent from Soham Parish who does not descend from either Thomas Kidd, emigrant to Virginia ca 1646, or Asa Kidd, emigrant to Illinois ca 1850s. For details, please contact Sandra Kidd at

Kidds from the Borders region of England and Scotland, especially Kidds from Yorkshire

Kidds of Fife, Scotland, and and any other Kidds of English, Irish, or Scottish origins

The Kidds' general ancestral origins and Derek Ham's research

Study participant Derek Ham, who is a Kidd descendant from the British Isles, is tracking the ancestral origins of the Kidd family.

Derek's own research continues, and he is now tracking his Kidd roots within Scotland. He can be reached at .

Resources for your Kidd genealogy research

If you believe your Kidds may have origins in Virginia or the southeastern United States, please visit our website at

Or feel free to email the study co-administrators Sandra Kidd or Steven Perkins, and we will be glad to try to answer your questions or point you toward others who might be able to help you.