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The name Kitto was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Kitto to use this name no doubt lived in Norfolk, England; or the name may also be from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.

Kitto Early Origins



The surname Kitto was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Kitto Spelling Variations


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Kitto Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Kitto has been spelled Catto, Cattoch, Cattow, Kitto, Citto, Chatto, Chattoch, Chetto, Cato and many more.

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Kitto Early History


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Kitto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitto research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1597, and 1633 are included under the topic Early Kitto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kitto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitto Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kitto 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kitto Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Kitto, aged 20, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.

Kitto Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Kitto, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitto (post 1700)



  • Carlton Kitto (1942-2016), Indian Bebop jazz guitarist
  • Brigadier Douglas Oswald Luke Kitto (1895-1988), Commander Royal Artillery 11th Australian Infantry Division from 1943 to 1945

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omnibus amicus
Motto Translation: A friend to everyone.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. 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).
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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The Kitto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitto 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.

This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 12:16.

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