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

Ketchin Early Origins



The surname Ketchin 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)

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Ketchin Spelling Variations


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Ketchin Spelling Variations



Although the name, Ketchin, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.

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Ketchin Early History


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Ketchin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ketchin research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Ketchin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ketchin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ketchin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ketchin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ketchin In Ireland


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Ketchin In Ireland



Some of the Ketchin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ketchin family name Ketchin, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Ketchin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Ketchin, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketchin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketchin (post 1700)



  • James H. Ketchin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Illinois State Senate 35th District, 1938

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Ketchin Family Crest Products


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Ketchin Family Crest Products




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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Ketchin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ketchin 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.

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