The Amidon Family: A Record of the Descendants of Roger Amadowne of Rehoboth Massachusetts
Tradition has it that Roger Amadowne was a French Huguenot, who, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was compelled to flee from France; that he went to England, where he remained for several years and then emigrated to America. No information has been obtained concerning the date and place of his birth or of his parentage. On the records of Plymouth Colony and at Rehoboth his name is generally spelled Amadowne. The majority of his descendants spell the name Amidon, while various branches of the family use the spellings Amadon, Amedon, Amidown, Ammidon and Ammidown.

Best, F.E. (1907). The Amidon Family: A Record of the Descendants of Roger Amadowne of Rehoboth, Mass.. Chicago, IL: F.E. Best.From the Quintin Publications Collection.