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Mitch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Mitch was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mitch family lived in Essex. The name, however, is a reference to Montfitchett in Calvados, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.


Early Origins of the Mitch family


The surname Mitch was first found in Essex at Stansted Mountfitchet, a village and civil parish in the union of Bishop-Stortford that dates back to the Domesday Book when it was listed as Stanesteda. By c.1290, the village was known as Stansted Mounfichet from the Muntfichet (Montfitchet) family who resided there since the 12th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, other records date back further revealing Robert Gernon Montfitchet holding lands there at the time of the Conquest that included a castle, of which there are still some remains. Another source claims the name is "descended from Robert Gernon, a great tenant in [the] Domesday [Book]. His son, according to Morant, took this name from the castle of Stanstead, county Essex, from the raised mount which he there constructed. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Mitch family


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Mitch Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Muschat, Muschet, Montfichett, Montfiquet and many more.

Early Notables of the Mitch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mitch family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mitch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Sarah A. Mitch, (b.1862), aged 21, Cornish cook departing on 28th July 1883 aboard the ship "Doric" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th September 1883 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Mary J. Mitch, (b.1864), aged 19, Cornish general servant departing on 28th July 1883 aboard the ship "Doric" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th September 1883 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Mitch (post 1700)


  • Lemuel Mitch, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. Mitch Vannoy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mitch John Benn (b. 1970), English musician and comedian, known for his comedy rock songs performed on BBC radio
  • Mitch Finley (b. 1945), American author who writes on religious and Catholic subjects from La Grande, Oregon
  • Mitch Cornish (b. 1993), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • Mitch McMichen, American percussionist, known for his work with Brad Paisley on his albums Who Needs Pictures and Part II
  • Mitch Belman, American editor, best known for his work on Kortney & Dave: By Request (27 episodes) and Pick a Puppy (5 episodes)
  • Mitch Marrow (b. 1975), American former NFL football player
  • Mitch Clisby (b. 1990), Australian rules football player
  • Mitch Gaspard (b. 1965), American head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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