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Gitchell Early Origins



The surname Gitchell was first found in Worcestershire 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 1322 when Richard Witchell held estates in that shire.

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Gitchell Spelling Variations


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Gitchell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witchell, Wichell, Whitchild, Witchill, Wichill, Gwitchel, Gitchell, Gichell, Wichello and many more.

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Gitchell Early History


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Gitchell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gitchell research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gitchell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gitchell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gitchell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gitchell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gitchell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. R. Gitchell, who arrived at the port of San Francisco in 1851
  • A Gitchell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • R Gitchell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Gitchell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Gitchell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gitchell 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 13:17.

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