Hi Susan Whilst I have no evidence that your branch of the GIDDONS are related to the GIDDINGS family it seems likely. When transcribing GIDDINGS entries, I included as many variations as I had time for. I think that Alfred Joseph GIDDONS was a younger son of (Richard) Samuel GIDDONS and Susan, who were married in the Billericay District in Jan-Mar 1853. FreeBMD will give the reference. Richard's name may well have been spelled GIDDENS. Their children may have been George Samuel Born Dec 1853 Charles William Born Mar 1856 Susanna Mary Born Sep 1859 Emma Elizabeth Born Dec 1864 Rosa Ellen Born Jun1867 William Thomas Born Jun 1870 Frederick John Born Jun 1872 Alfred Joseph Born Jun 1874 George Born Dec 1875 (All Billericay District)
I am creating a database of persons with variations of the GIDDINGS name with the ultimate aim of linking as many as possible and would love to have details of your descent from Alfred. (please reply to me directly)
If you can supply more details, I may be able to find more in my information.