The origins of the Kitchingman surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Kitchingman began when someone in that family 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 Kitchingman family
The surname Kitchingman was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from medieval times.
Early History of the Kitchingman family
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Kitchingman Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kitchingman has appeared include Kitchingham, Kitchenman, Kitchinman, Kitchingman, Kycheman, Kychenman, Kechynman and many more.
Early Notables of the Kitchingman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitchingman family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kitchingman arrived in North America very early:
Kitchingman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ada Kitchingman, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMR-RYX : 6 December 2014), Ada Kitchingman, 26 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- J. Kitchingman, aged 55, originally from Warwick, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3K-L6N : 6 December 2014), J. Kitchingman, 30 May 1895; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Kitchingman (post 1700)
- John Kitchingman (1740-1781), English painter and sailor who won the Duke of Cumberland's Cup in 1777