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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  • Caroline Kitt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  • Mary Kitt, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  • Emma Kitt, aged 22, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.

Kitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T. R. Kitt, who 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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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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.

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