The name Kitchenham finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked in a kitchen as a cook or server. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the Kitchenham family
The surname Kitchenham was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from medieval times.
Early History of the Kitchenham family
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Kitchenham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kitchenham has been recorded under many different variations, including Kitchingham, Kitchenman, Kitchinman, Kitchingman, Kycheman, Kychenman, Kechynman and many more.
Early Notables of the Kitchenham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitchenham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kitchenham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Kitchenham (aged 21), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"