"WHERE TAD CAME FROM" by JTK.CA
I am Jonathan Tad Ketchen
( http://JTK.CA ).
My last name, Ketchen, was Kitchen several generations ago. Kitchen was an occupational surname, meaning, the Kitchens were not necessarily related to each other; they just did the same job. My ancestors were kitchen workers in a Scottish Lord's castle, in Peebles, Scotland. They left Scotland for Canada in 1862, settling in Whitby, Ontario, later moving to Brucefield, Ontario.
My dad is a Presbyterian pastor, so I have lived all over Canada and the United States. I am now happily settled in Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada.
Best wishes to all of my fellow Ketchens!
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