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The name Kitt is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the name Christopher, where Kitt is a pet form. The name Kitt 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 and kin became used more frequently in the mid-13th century and in the 14th century, they became extremely common.

Kitt Early Origins



The surname Kitt was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kitt Spelling Variations


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Kitt Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kitt has undergone many spelling variations, including Kitt, Kit, Kitts, Kitte, Kyt, Kytte and others.

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Kitt Early History


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Kitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitt research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1173, 1273, 1327, 1377, 1621 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Kitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kitt Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kitt were among those contributors:

Kitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Kitt to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1859

Kitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Kitt, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Caroline Kitt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Mary Kitt, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"
  • Emma Kitt, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Kitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T. R. Kitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Norham Castle" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitt (post 1700)



  • Eartha Kitt (1927-2008), American actress, singer, and cabaret star, recipient of three Tony nominations and two Grammy nominations
  • Tom Kitt, Pulitzer Prize-winning (2010 for Drama) American composer, conductor, orchestrator and musician
  • A J Kitt (b. 1968), former American Olympic alpine skier
  • David Kitt (b. 1975), Irish musician
  • Michael F Kitt, Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Sandra Kitt, contemporary novelist
  • Michael P. Kitt (b. 1950), Irish Fianna Fáil party politician

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Kitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitt 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 November 2014 at 14:16.

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