Origins Available: English
Kittner is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the name Christopher,
is a pet form. The name Kittner 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 Kittner family
The surname Kittner was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kittner family
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Kittner Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kittner has been recorded under many different variations, including Kitt, Kit, Kitts, Kitte, Kyt, Kytte and others.
Early Notables of the Kittner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kittner family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kittner or a variant listed above:
Kittner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Maria Margaretha Kittner, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
- Georg Michael Kittner, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
Kittner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Emilie Kittner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885