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Fitz Name Meaning

English: generally said to be from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’, used originally to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name. It could also be a habitational name from a place in Shropshire called Fitz, recorded in 1194 as Fittesho, from an Old English personal name, Fitt, + hoh ‘hill spur’. In one family at least, it is an altered form of English Fitch. German: unexplained. Possibly from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Vincent.

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


Similar surnames: Fietz, Pitz, Britz, Bitz, Ritz, Nitz, Finn, Hitz, Fitch, Lutz

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Where is the Fitz family from?

You can see how Fitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Fitz families living in Alberta. This was about 32% of all the recorded Fitz's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Fitz families in 1911.
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What did your Fitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Fitz. 47% of Fitz men worked as a Labourer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    47%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Clerk
    24%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Fitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitz. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Fitz. For the veterans among your Fitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fitz in 1945 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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