Kittrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kittrell family

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.

Early History of the Kittrell family

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Kittrell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kittrell family (pre 1700)

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Kittrell Ranking

In the United States, the name Kittrell is the 6,120th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Kittrell family

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..


Contemporary Notables of the name Kittrell (post 1700) +

  • 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 [2]
  • R. G. Kittrell Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952 [2]
  • R. G. Kittrell, American Democratic Party politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Vance County, 1915-16 [2]
  • 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
  • Robert Kittrell Hanger, American lawyer who served in the AEF during World War I


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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