The name's real origin
The truth is that the name comes from Upper Silesia. This was (and is) a region in which German and Polish influences get mixed.
The oldest Kurzidim I know of was Caspar Kurzidim, who was registered to pay taxes in 1531 in Bauerwitz. Unfortunately I can't check if he was my relative.
The name exists in Germany and Poland in 8 varieties: Kurzidim, Kurzidym, Kurzydym, Kurzydem, Kursidim, Kurzidem, Kuřidym and Kurczydim. This list mostly complies with the varieties in centuries of church records. Of these varieties, 'Kurzidim' is the most widespread, as it also was in old documents.
The website verwandt.de showed a map of Kurzidims' home counties in Germany (about 220 people) and Poland (about 160 people). The Polish map shows that some of us are still loyal inhabitants of our traditional country.
This map contains Kurzidims' villages in Upper Silesia:
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