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Kitchenham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kitchenham finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. 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"

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