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Kitchen Family History

Kitchen Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English kychene ‘kitchen’, hence an occupational name for someone who worked in or was in charge of the kitchen of a monastery or great house. Scottish and northern Irish: variant of McCutcheon.

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


Similar surnames: Kitchin, Kitchens, Pitcher, Witcher, Ritchey, Ketchen, Kitchell

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Where is the Kitchen family from?

You can see how Kitchen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitchen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitchen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,122 Kitchen families living in Yorkshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kitchen's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Kitchen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitchen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitchen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kitchen. 9% of Kitchen men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Kitchen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitchen were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What Kitchen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Kitchen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitchen 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Kitchen. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Kitchen. For the veterans among your Kitchen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitchen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kitchen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kitchen in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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