Sorry for the message being late this is just in case you will come back and read it.
I'm 17 and originally come from Cumbria. All i know is that the roots of my family have been here since the turn of the century. I moved to North Yorkshire 7 years ago where there was a "gold mine" so to speak, of kitchings where virtually all of them were in the farming industry. I'd be happy to research for you, tell me and ill see what i can dig up.
Is this odd or what My name John Jordan Kitching Dads name John James Kitching Grandfathers John Kitching Seems John runs in the family.