The focus of the One-name Study will be the collection of data on the Gittens surname on a world wide basis.
Two theories, first could be patronymic in origin, being one of those surnames based on the first name of a father. Second, could be local in origin, being derived from the place where a man once lived or held land.
John Gittens and his wife Mabel were the first Gittens family to have children baptized in Barbados. It is likely that there were 8 children fathered by John Gittens.
Gittens vault located in the Quakers Burial Grounds in Saint Philip, Barbados, circa 1670.