The name MacKitt is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from Kit, a diminutive of the name Christopher. After the Norman Conquest
of 1066, Old English personal names declined in popularity to be replaced by the new Christian names that they brought with them. One of these was Christopher.
Early Origins of the MacKitt family
The surname MacKitt was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the MacKitt family
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MacKitt Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name MacKitt has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kitson, Kidson, Kydson, MacKett, MacCeit and others.
Early Notables of the MacKitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKitt family to Ireland
Some of the MacKitt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacKitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacKitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Stephen Mackitt, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
- Alice Mackitt, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875