The Kechynmant family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who worked in a kitchen as a cook or server. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the Kechynmant family
The surname Kechynmant was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from medieval times.
Early History of the Kechynmant family
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Kechynmant Spelling Variations
Kechynmant has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Kechynmant have been found, including Kitchingham, Kitchenman, Kitchinman, Kitchingman, Kycheman, Kychenman, Kechynman and many more.
Early Notables of the Kechynmant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kechynmant family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kechynmants to arrive on North American shores: William Kitchinman who settled in Virginia in 1738 and James Kitchenman who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1848.