Hello Michael, Our family is very limited with widdis' I have one brother, Charles Allan Widdis. My sister Fiona, though married still uses her Widdis surname. My fathers name was Geoffrey John Widdis, his father was Allan John Widdis and his father John Widdis. My full name is Andrew John Widdis, I sense a trend. Apparently prior to the ballpoint pen, simpler handwriting and better literacy, it was quite common for names to actually change. For example Widdis could have come from Willis.