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Early Origins of the Tutching family

The surname Tutching was first found in Sussex where the name is thought to have been from "Tichenor, probably a corruption of At Itchenor, 'T Itchenor, from the river Itchen; the name of a village." 1

However, another source claims the name denotes someone "who came from Tichnor (Tyca's shore), in Kent. 2

And finally to confuse matters more, another source claims the name the surname "is derived from an occupation. Mr. Lower, quoting Mr. Ferguson, says, 'Dutch teekenaar, a drawer or designer' 3. This seems the more probable as the surname is modern in England, and may be the result of immigration." 4 "Ticknor is a famous American name." 5

Early History of the Tutching family

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Tutching Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tichenor, Ticknor, Titchner, Tiknor, Tikner, Titchener, Tycknor, Tyckner, Tytchener and many more.

Early Notables of the Tutching family

Distinguished members of the family include John Tutchin (c.1660-1707), a radical Whig controversialist and gadfly English journalist. He was probably born in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, but he claimed "that he was born a freeman of the city of London, and that his father, grandfather, and several of his uncles were nonconformist ministers. No doubt he was nearly related to the Rev. Robert Tutchin of Newport, Isle of Wight, who, like his three sons, was ejected in 1662. " 6Elisha...
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Migration of the Tutching family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Tichenor, who settled in New Haven, CT in 1644; Henry Tichenor, who arrived in New York in 1838; Stephen W. Tichenor, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1839.

  1. Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  6. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook