Kytte is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the name Christopher,
is a pet form. The name Kytte is a diminutive,
which is an expression relating to smallness in size or endearment, of the name. The most common diminutive suffixes are ot, et, un, in, el.
Double diminutives are also formed from these suffixes, such as Hamelin, Roblett, Adnett, or Turkentine. Names ending in cock
became used more frequently in the mid-13th century and in the 14th century, they became extremely common.
Early Origins of the Kytte family
The surname Kytte was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kytte family
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Kytte Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kytte have been found, including Kitt, Kit, Kitts, Kitte, Kyt, Kytte and others.
Early Notables of the Kytte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kytte family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Kytte, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Kitts who sailed to Virginia in 1717; Michael Kitts to Pennsylvania in 1773; Henry Kitts to Philadelphia in 1844 and Peter Kitt to Philadelphia in 1859..