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This most interesting surname is a variant of "Hide", which has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for the "holder of a hide", which described someone who lived on and farmed a piece of land originally named as a "hide of land" from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hi(gi)d". A hide was quite a substantial amount for those days, varying from sixty to one hundred and twenty acres. It seems to have been originally fixed as the amount of land necessary to support one extended family, as the Olde English word for a household, "higan", would seem to suggest a common etymology with "hi(gi)d"...

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Michael Parker

Looking for the family of Patrick Hyde b. 1830 in County Mayo. Married Johanna Cass in St. Charles, Missouri, USA in 1856. Died in Kingman County, Kansas in 1886.

Susan Wolfraad ( née Hyde

Jeffrey Hyde 1st Earl of Clarendon and father of Anne Hyde wife of James 2nd was English -so were the Irish Hyde’s an offshoot of this English branch of Hyde’s?

Susan Elizabeth Wolfraad

Are the Hyde’s of Windon and Oxford UK (Earls of Clarendon) of the same family as the Hyde’s of Kilkenny Ireland?

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