When Andreas Andrew Hitchner was born on 26 March 1762, in Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Hans Jacob Hitchner, was 39 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Lottholz, was 38. He married Margareta about 1778, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 September 1812, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 50.
English (West Midlands): possibly an occupational name from an altered form of Middle English hicheler ‘a flax or hemp dresser’, an agent derivative of Middle English hechelen, hichelen) ‘to split and straighten out flax or hemp fibers with a hatchel’. Substitution of n for l is found in other English surnames (such as Cinnamon ) and in this case may have been encouraged by familiarity with the river name Itchen in Warwickshire, the county where the surname is earliest recorded. Alternatively, a habitational name from the Sussex placename Itchenor is formally possible, but no evidence for a derived surname has been found in Sussex or neighboring counties. Hitchner is probably a monogenetic surname, recorded as Ichener (1437) in Packwood (Warwickshire), Hychener (1500) in Stratford upon Avon (Warwickshire), Hitchener (1635) in London, and Hichiner (1665) in Colwich (Staffordshire).