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Ketcham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Not surprisingly, the Ketcham surname is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."

Early Origins of the Ketcham family


The surname Ketcham was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Early rolls revealed Henry atte Kychene c. 1300 and Richard del Kechin. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists Johannes del Kechyn; Johannes del Kuchyn; and Thomas del Kichyn. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Ketcham family


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Ketcham Spelling Variations


During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Ketcham occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.

Early Notables of the Ketcham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ketcham family to Ireland


Some of the Ketcham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ketcham family to the New World and Oceana


Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Ketcham, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Ketcham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Ketcham, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Ketcham, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ketcham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ketcham, aged 43, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Geo H. Ketcham, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1897

Ketcham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Archie Ketcham, aged 35, who settled in America from England, in 1902
  • E.M. Ketcham, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Adele Ketcham, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Charles B. Ketcham, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Frank D. Ketcham, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ketcham (post 1700)


  • Henry King "Hank" Ketcham (1920-2001), American cartoonist from Seattle, Washington who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip; he received the Reuben Award for the strip in 1953
  • Robert T. Ketcham (1889-1978), American Baptist pastor, founder of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
  • John Ketcham (1782-1865), American self-taught surveyor, building contractor, and judge
  • John Clark Ketcham (1873-1941), American politician from Michigan
  • Jennifer "Jennie" Ketcham (b. 1983), American writer, reality television personality
  • Henry Holman "Hank" Ketcham (1891-1986), American first-team All-American football player for 1911, 1912 and 1913, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968
  • Dennis Lloyd Ketcham (b. 1946), American son to the cartoonist Hank Ketcham, inspiration for the comic strip
  • Henry B. Ketcham (b. 1865), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harvey Ketcham, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1904 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Ketcham, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1891-92; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Essex County, 1894-99 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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