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

Kittridge Early Origins



The surname Kittridge 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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Kittridge Spelling Variations


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Kittridge Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kittridge are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kittridge include: Kittredge, Kittridge, Kitteridge, Kettredge, Ketteridge and many more.

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Kittridge Early History


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Kittridge Early History



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

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Kittridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kittridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kittridge In Ireland


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Kittridge In Ireland



Some of the Kittridge 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kittridge or a variant listed above:

Kittridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dr. Kittridge, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kittridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kittridge (post 1700)



  • Malachi Jeddidiah Kittridge (1869-1928), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1890 to 1906 and managed the Washington Senators in 1904
  • F. M. Kittridge, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 4th District, 1853-54

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Kittridge Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Kittridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kittridge 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 21 February 2016 at 19:31.

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