name Kits comes from the name Christopher,
is a pet form. The name Kits is a diminutive,
which is an expression relating to smallness in size or endearment, of the name. The most common diminutive suffixes are ot, et, un, in, el.
Double diminutives are also formed from these suffixes, such as Hamelin, Roblett, Adnett, or Turkentine. Names ending in cock
became used more frequently in the mid-13th century and in the 14th century, they became extremely common.
Early Origins of the Kits family
The surname Kits was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kits family
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Kits 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 Kits has appeared include Kitt, Kit, Kitts, Kitte, Kyt, Kytte and others.
Early Notables of the Kits family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kits 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 Kits arrived in North America very early: William Kitts who sailed to Virginia in 1717; Michael Kitts to Pennsylvania in 1773; Henry Kitts to Philadelphia in 1844 and Peter Kitt to Philadelphia in 1859..