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The surname Kittrell was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kitterle, Kittrell, Kettrell, Ketrel, Kitrel, Kiterl, Ketrel and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kittrell research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kittrell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Kitterle, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1838; and Justus Kitterle, who emigrated from Wetzlar to Pennsylvania in 1852 with his wife Henriette and his children Ludwig and Johanna Maria..

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  • Kaye Kittrell (b. 1963), American actress and director, known for roles on General Hospital (1963), Betty's Treats (2004) and Seems Like Yesterday (2008)
  • Flemmie Pansy Kittrell (1904-1980), first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in nutrition
  • Steve Kittrell (b. 1948), American college baseball head coach
  • Christine Kittrell (1929-2001), American R&B singer
  • Richard Kittrell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1972
  • R. G. Kittrell Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952
  • R. G. Kittrell, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Vance County, 1915-16
  • George Kittrell, who with his wife Elizabeth Boswell Kittrell donated land for a Railroad station, which would become the town of Kittrell, North Carolina in 1885


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The Kittrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kittrell 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.

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