Kitteredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Kitteredge is an ancient Viking-Scottish name derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr, which literally means true victory. The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.

Early Origins of the Kitteredge family

The surname Kitteredge was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Kitteredge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitteredge research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1376, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Kitteredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kitteredge Spelling Variations

Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Kitteredge include MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.

Early Notables of the Kitteredge family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kitteredge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kitteredge family to Ireland

Some of the Kitteredge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kitteredge migration to the United States

Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Kitteredge or a variant listed above, including:

Kitteredge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Kitteredge, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • G. B. Kitteredge, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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