Kitch is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who because of their physical characteristics and physical abilities was referred to as kedge
a Old English word that described someone who was brisk
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Kitch family
The surname Kitch was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kitch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitch research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1620, 1686, 1640 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Kitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kitch Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kitch were recorded, including Ketch, Keech, Keach, Kedge and others.
Early Notables of the Kitch family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo Ketch of Cheshire; John (Jack) Ketch (died 1686), one of King Charles II's executioners, whose became quite infamous for the amount of suffering of his victims... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kitch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kitch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Kitch, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.