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Where did the English Chitty family come from? What is the English Chitty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chitty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chitty family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Chitty, Chittie, Chyttie, Chytty, Kitty, Kittie, Chitterling, Kitterling, Chitterly, Kitterly, Chytterly, Chitter and many more.

First found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Nicholas Kitte held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chitty research. Another 275 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1455, 1487, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Chitty History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Chitty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chitty Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Abraham Chitty, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Chitty Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • George Chitty, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Chitty Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • William Henry Chitty, aged 32, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1911
  • William George Chitty, aged 27, who arrived in America from Bournemouth, England, in 1912
  • William Edwin Chitty, aged 43, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1914
  • Maggie Chitty, aged 28, who arrived in America from Belvedere, England, in 1915
  • Albert Chitty, aged 23, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1915


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  • Mr. Archibald George Chitty (d. 1912), aged 28, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. George Henry Chitty (d. 1912), aged 52, English Baker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Joseph Chitty (1775-1841), English lawyer and legal author
  • Erik Chitty (1907-1977), English film and television actor, best known for his role as "Mr. Smith" in Please Sir!
  • Sir Joseph William Chitty (1828-1899), English cricketer, rower, judge and Liberal politician, second son of Thomas Chitty
  • Thomas Chitty (1802-1878), English lawyer and legal writer, son of Joseph Chitty
  • Derwas James Chitty (1901-1971), English Anglican priest, member of the Fellowship of Saint Alban and Saint Sergius
  • Edward Chitty (1804-1863), English legal reporter, third son of Joseph Chitty the elder
  • Bob Chitty (1915-1996), Australian rules footballer
  • Leslie Allan "Peter" Chitty BEM (1912-1996), Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda in 1936

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  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Chitty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chitty Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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