Not surprisingly, the Kitchens surname is thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."
Early Origins of the Kitchens family
The surname Kitchens 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 Kitchens family
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Kitchens Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Kitchens occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.
Early Notables of the Kitchens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitchens family to Ireland
Some of the Kitchens family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 174 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kitchens family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Kitchens, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Kitchens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Rchd. A. Kitchens, aged 58, who landed in America from Surrey, in 1892
- Thomas Kitchens, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
- Lucy Kitchens, aged 41, who emigrated to America, in 1897
- Herbert Kitchens, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
Kitchens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wade Hampton Kitchens, aged 27, who landed in America from Manila, in 1905
- Lena Kitchens, aged 33, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1906
- Geo. L. Kitchens, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1919
- C.W. Kitchens, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Kitchens (post 1700)
- Freddie Kitchens (b. 1974), current American football tight ends coach
- Perry Kitchens (b. 1992), American soccer player
- Wade Hampton Kitchens (1878-1966), American politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas
- Jimmy Kitchens (b. 1962), retired American NASCAR driver
- Joseph 'Joe' Ernest Kitchens (1890-1974), English footballer
- Mervyn John Kitchens (b. 1940), former English first-class cricketer and international umpire
- Chapman Hobart Kitchens (b. 1904), Canadian professional ice hockey player