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

Kitchynd Early Origins



The surname Kitchynd 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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Kitchynd Early History


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Kitchynd Early History



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

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Kitchynd Spelling Variations


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Kitchynd 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. Kitchynd occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Kitchen, Ketchin, Kitching, Kitchiner, Kitchener and others.

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Kitchynd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitchynd Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kitchynd In Ireland


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Kitchynd In Ireland



Some of the Kitchynd 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 Atlantic. 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 Kitchynd, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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 in 1635.

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