Not surprisingly, the Kichen surname is thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."
Early Origins of the Kichen family
The surname Kichen 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. 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 Kichen family
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Kichen Spelling Variations
Although the name, Kichen, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.
Early Notables of the Kichen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kichen family to Ireland
Some of the Kichen family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kichen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kichen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Valentine Kichen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm