The English surname Kitchens, also found in Scotland, is derived from Middle the English term kychene meaning “kitchen,” hence an occupational name for someone who worked in or was in charge of the kitchen of a monastery or great house. The first recorded reference to the name was in 1311 when Henry atte Kychene is registered in "Parliamentary Writs of the county of Suffolk." Later English records include Ester Kitchingman, who married Willoughby West, at Canterbury, Kent, in 1661, and Lancelott Kitching, who married Sarah Loseby at St. James church, Duke's Place, London, on November 3rd 1681. A notable bearer of the name was the 19th Century US politician Bethuel Kitchen. Today there are approximately 10,300 bearers of the last name Kitchens living in The United States.
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