Cidnee Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sydney:
Transferred use of the surname originating as a Norman baronial name taken from the place-name St. Denis in Normandy. Alternatively, the name arose independently in England and is derived from the Old English elements sīd (extensive, wide) and ieg (island in a river, riverside meadow). The name was indicative of one who dwelled on or near the wide, riverside meadow, or from the wide island.
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My grandmother's name was Cidnee, pronounced the same as Sydney; my aunt's first name is also Cidnee; my cousin's and her daughter's middle names are both Cidnee.
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First seen in 1855 when an ancestor of mine immigrated to America. His name in the passenger list is given as Leopold Cidnee Denis, 1928, given again in 1952, 1977, 2011
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