The origins of the Kittermaster name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Kidderminster, a village in Worcestershire
. The place-name was recorded as Chideminstre in the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
which was compiled in 1086, and as Kedeleministere in 1154. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name
Cydela, and the Old English word mynster,
which meant monastery. The place-name as a whole means "monastery of a man called Cydela." The surname means "one who came from Kidderminster." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Kittermaster family
The surname Kittermaster was first found in Worcestershire
at Kidderminster. "At the time of the Conquest this was a royal manor, and it continued so until the reign of Henry II., when it passed into the hands of various possessors, of whom Waller, the poet, was subsequently one." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Kittermaster family
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Kittermaster Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kittermaster were recorded, including Kittermaster, Kidderminster, Kiddermaster, Kiddiminstre, Keedomister, Kederminster, Kidiministre, Kidiminstre, Kytermyster and many more.
Early Notables of the Kittermaster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kittermaster family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kittermaster Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Anthony Kittermaster, who was on record in Ontario in 1871
- Albert Kittermaster, also on record in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Kittermaster (post 1700)
- Dr. Dick Kittermaster, pathologist at St Thomas's Hospital in London, England