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Kitching History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Kitching family


The surname Kitching 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)

Early History of the Kitching family


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Kitching Spelling Variations


The name, Kitching, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.

Early Notables of the Kitching family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kitching family to Ireland


Some of the Kitching family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kitching 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 Kitching surname who came to North America were:

Kitching Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Kitching, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kitching Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Kitching, who arrived in New York, NY in 1831 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Caroline Kitching, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1894

Kitching Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Kitching, aged 35, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1907
  • Margaret A. Kitching, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Dorris M. Kitching, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Edith M. Kitching, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1910
  • Bertha Kitching, aged 3, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kitching Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • I. Kitching, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • Phillip Kitching, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Kitching (post 1700)


  • Audrey Lynn Kitching (b. 1985), American fashion blogger, model, and fashion designer
  • Phillip John "Phil" Kitching (b. 1967), English former professional footballer who played in the 1980s
  • Mark Stephen Kitching (b. 1995), English professional footballer
  • Jack Kitching (b. 1921), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, '40s and '50s
  • Arthur Leonard Kitching (1875-1960), English Anglican missionary, bishop and author
  • Albert George Kitching (1840-1919), English stockbroker and a Liberal politician, Member of Parliament for Maldon (1885-1886)
  • William Kitching (d. 1850), English co-founder of the Hope Town Foundry in Darlington in 1832 with his brother Alfred (1808-1882), which built steam locomotives at Darlington, England, in the 19th century
  • Wilfred Kitching CBE (1893-1977), English 7th General of The Salvation Army (1954-1963)
  • Nigel Kitching (b. 1959), American illustrator and writer of comics and books, best known for his work in British comics, especially Sonic the Comic
  • Major-General George Kitching (1910-1999), Canadian General Officer Commander in Chief Central Command (1962-1965) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) George Kitching. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kitching/George/Canada.html
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Kitching family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur Alfred Kitching (d. 1912), aged 30, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) George Kitching. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kitching/George/Canada.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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