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Plural of a Latin transliteration of Ancient Greek -ίδης (-ídēs), a patronymic suffix. Known to have been interpreted by some as representing instead the plural of a Latin transliteration of Ancient Greek -ειδής (-eidḗs, adjectival suffix), from εἶδος (eîdos, appearance, resemblance).

Proposed in 1811 by William Kirby, a British entomologist, to simplify and make uniform the system of Pierre André Latreille which divided insect orders into sections. See more on Wikipedia: Family (biology) § History.