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The English family name Kittredge comes from the Middle English personal name "Keterych."

Kittredge Early Origins



The surname Kittredge was first found in Essex, where the first on record were Adam and Roger Keterych, both listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex.

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Kittredge Spelling Variations


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Kittredge Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kittredge include Kittredge, Kittridge, Kitteridge, Kettredge, Ketteridge and many more.

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Kittredge Early History


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Kittredge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kittredge research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1524 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Kittredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kittredge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kittredge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kittredge In Ireland


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Kittredge In Ireland



Some of the Kittredge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kittredge or a variant listed above:

Kittredge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dr. John Kittredge (b. 1620), who arrived in America in 1660
  • John Kittredge, who landed in New England in 1676

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kittredge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kittredge (post 1700)



  • George Washington Kittredge (1805-1881), American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1835; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1853-55
  • Alfred Beard Kittredge (1861-1911), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 9th District, 1889-92; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1901-09
  • Walter Kittredge (1834-1905), American Civil War musician and songwriter
  • George Washington Kittredge (1805-1881), American politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District (1853-1855)
  • Alfred Beard Kittredge (1861-1911), American lawyer and politician, U.S. Senator from South Dakota (1901-1909)
  • George Lyman Kittredge (1860-1941), American scholar, faculty member at Harvard(1888-1936)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Kittredge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kittredge 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 12 January 2014 at 11:14.

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