Not surprisingly, the Kitchener surname is thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."
Early Origins of the Kitchener family
The surname Kitchener 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 Kitchener family
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Kitchener Spelling Variations
The name, Kitchener, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.
Early Notables of the Kitchener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitchener family to Ireland
Some of the Kitchener family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kitchener family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Kitchener surname who came to North America were:
Kitchener Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Kitchener, who settled in Virginia in 1767
Contemporary Notables of the name Kitchener (post 1700)
- Sir Frederick Walter Kitchener (1858-1912), British soldier and colonial administrator. brother of the 1st and 2nd Earl Kitcheners
- Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), 1st Earl of Kitchener, British field marshal and statesman
- Henry Kitchener (b. 1919), 3rd Earl Kitchener grandson of the 2nd Earl Kitchener
- Henry Kitchener (1846-1937), 2nd Earl Kitchener, British soldier, brother of the 1st Earl Kitchener
- Frank Kitchener Marsh (b. 1916), English footballer who played from 1946 to 1948 for Chester City
Historic Events for the Kitchener family
- Mr. Reginald J Kitchener (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Midhurst, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
HMS Royal Oak
- Ronald Kitchener, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html