This is an Olde English or Anglo-Saxon pre 10th Century name which derives from the word "Cyta" and is a nickname of the medieval period generally given to one of fairly violent attitudes. Not perhaps surprisingly the name has never been common and early records are fairly sparce. However, the name development does include Kyttor (1604), Kitter (1606) and Kytter (1643) whilst in 1595, Walther Kyther married Margaret Meddowes at St. Katherine by the Tower in the Reign of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of George Kither. which was dated 1732, married Dorothy Constable, at St.Brides, Fleet Street, London. during the reign of King George 11, known as "The Last Warrior King" 1727 - 1760. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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