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This surname was a habitation name derived from the Old English word "ecels" which is roughly translated as the "dweller on a piece of land added to an estate." Alternatively, the name may have derived from the Old English word "ecan" which means "to increase."

Hitchells Early Origins



The surname Hitchells was first found in Warwickshire and throughout Northern England where it was listed as the name of small farms and hamlets as in Echills Wood, Nechells, Neachill in Staffordshire and Hitchells in Yorkshire. In some cases early records show the name in Derbyshire and Cheshire. Arguably this latter listing in Cheshire is the strongest and may have been the earliest reference. In Cheshire, the name was a local name "of Etchells" as found in an old manor in the parish of Stockport, in that shire. It was in the county in a register at Marple Church that many of the name was found. The name is strongest in the in the Manchester area. In 1894, Stockport Etchells was merged with the townships of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley. Up to that time it was a township since the Middle Ages. Northen Etchells covered the rural area that includes much of modern-day Wythenshawe. Both are now in Greater Manchester and both were called Etchells and often administered together from the 16th to 18th centuries

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Hitchells Spelling Variations


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Hitchells Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Etchells, Neachell, Etchell, Echeles, Attecheles, Hitchell, Hitchells and many more.

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Hitchells Early History


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Hitchells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hitchells research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1299, 1332, 1662, 1561, 1570, 1604, 1613, 1545, 1620 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hitchells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hitchells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hitchells Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hitchells 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 or some of its variants were: Robert Etchells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1868.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Hitchells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hitchells 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 6 November 2014 at 14:04.

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