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

Kitching Early Origins



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)

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Kitching Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kitching Early History


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Kitching Early History



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

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Kitching Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitching Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kitching In Ireland


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Kitching In Ireland



Some of the Kitching 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



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 Atlanti c. 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

Kitching Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Kitching, who arrived in New York, NY in 1831
  • 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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • Phillip Kitching arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitching (post 1700)


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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)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kitching Historic Events


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Kitching Historic Events




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

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Kitching Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitching 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.

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