The name Kitte was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the name Christopher,
is a pet form. The name Kitte 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 Kitte family
The surname Kitte was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kitte family
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Kitte Spelling Variations
Kitte has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Kitte have been found, including Kitt, Kit, Kitts, Kitte, Kyt, Kytte and others.
Early Notables of the Kitte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitte family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kittes to arrive on North American shores: 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..