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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hitchen

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From a medieval diminutive form of Hitch.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hitchen

Charles Hitchen was a cabinet maker, joiner, city marshal, extortionist, fence, thief-taker, and fence (criminal). Charles was born in 1675 in Wolverhampton. He died in 1727.


Steve Hitchen is a soccer player for the Blackburn Rovers F.C., Macclesfield Town F.C., and Bangor City F.C. Steve was born on November 28th, 1976 in City of Salford.


Brian Hitchen CBE was a journalist. Brian was given the name Brian Hitchen on July 8th, 1936 in Chadderton, Lancashire, England. He left this life on December 2nd, 2013.


Trevor Hitchen is an athlete for the Halifax Town A.F.C., Notts County F.C., Telford United F.C., Southport F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., and Formby F.C. Trevor was born on September 25th, 1926 in Sowerby Bridge.


Harry Hitchen was a soccer player for the Formby F.C., New Brighton A.F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Bury F.C., and Wigan Athletic F.C. Harry was born on October 22nd, 1922 in Liverpool, England. He breathed his last breath on April 9th, 1993.


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Popularity of Hitchen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hitchen U.S.
  White 90.15% 64.26%
  African American 7.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hitchen

People with the last name Hitchen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hitchen

  • How Popular is the name Hitchen? As a last name Hitchen was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Hitchen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hitchen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hitchen: Your name in reverse order is Nehctih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihnthec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hitchen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Hitchen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hitchen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hitchen as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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