Not surprisingly, the Kitchon surname is thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a cook, deriving from the Old English word "cycen."
Early Origins of the Kitchon family
The surname Kitchon 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 Kitchon family
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Kitchon Spelling Variations
The name Kitchon, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.
Early Notables of the Kitchon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitchon family to Ireland
Some of the Kitchon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kitchon family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. 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." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Kitchon family, or who bore a variation of the surname Kitchon were John Kitchen, who settled in Salem in 1630; Nicholas Kitchen settled in Barbados in 1654; Joseph Kitchin settled in Virginia in 1635; John Kitchin settled in New England