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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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"

Kitto Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Kitto, aged 22, 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



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. 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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