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Kitchell Family History

Kitchell Name Meaning

English: from Middle English kichel, a diminutive of kake ‘cake’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a baker of small cakes of a kind given by godparents to their godchildren when they asked for a blessing.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mitchell, Kitchen, Satchell, Patchell, Witcher, Kidwell, Winchell

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Where is the Kitchell family from?

You can see how Kitchell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitchell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitchell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 26 Kitchell families living in Sussex. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kitchell's in the UK. Sussex had the highest population of Kitchell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitchell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Kitchell. 80% of Kitchell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housemaid
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kitchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitchell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 695 immigration records available for the last name Kitchell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kitchell. For the veterans among your Kitchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitchell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kitchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Kitchell in 1957 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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