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Fitch Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an iron-pointed implement.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Finch, Fitz, Fisch, Mitch, Flach, Hatch, Winch, Ritch, Pinch, Fish

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Fitch Family Origin

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Fitch Family Occupations

What did your Fitch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fitch. 36% of Fitch men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Fitch women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitch were Carpenter and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Saleslady
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fitch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Fitch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Fitch. For the veterans among your Fitch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fitch Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fitch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fitch in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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