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Early Origins of the Chitting family

The surname Chitting was first found in Suffolk 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Chitting family

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Chitting Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chittinge, Chetting, Chettinge, Chiting, Cheting, Chytting and many more.

Early Notables of the Chitting family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Chitting (d. 1638), English genealogist, a native of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. "He was appointed Chester herald 18 July 1618; he visited the counties of Berks...
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West Indies Chitting migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [1]
Chitting Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Richard Chitting, aged 23, who landed in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Chitting, (b. 1611), aged 23, British settler travelling from London, UK arriving in St Christopher (St. Kitts) on 5th January 1634 [2]

  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook