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Not surprisingly, the Kitchens surname is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."

Kitchens Early Origins



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. [1]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)

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Kitchens Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kitchens Early History


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Kitchens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitchens research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Kitchens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kitchens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitchens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kitchens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kitchens In Ireland


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Kitchens In Ireland



Some of the Kitchens family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitchens (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Kitchens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitchens Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 October 2016 at 14:55.

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