It's great to see other Tydds corresponding on this site! Here are a few more "Tydd-bits" I've found :-)
Just spoke to a fellow from England on the phone yesterday, who said that a "tydd" was a "fen" (swampy area) -- yet I see on-line that it is also taken to mean "a hill on a plain". That makes my husband Glen's name a bit of a play on words (Glen Tydd = "a treeless area in the woods that's swampy")! This fellow tells me that "Tydd" in Welsh is pronounced "Tith" (the "dd" is pronounced "th"). There is also a family on-line named "Teed" who feel their name is a variation on Tydd.
There's a Tydd Manor in Feltwell, Norfolk, England. We've also heard tales of a Tydd castle in Ireland, but don't have any information as to where. Here's the link for the manor reference:
And there's a mention in the Domesday Book about a Tydd Manor, but in Sussex.
In reading about the Tudor monarchy I found a reference to a Welsh spelling of "Tudor" as "Twydder" -- seems close to "Tydd" to me. Maybe the Tydd castle is Windsor Castle!
Lastly, my father-in-law, Glendon Tydd, says that he understands an ancester was in the last Irish parliament (early 1800's?). Maybe this lead could be pursued.
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