Fitz Family History

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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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Fitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fitz Family Origin

Where is the Fitz family from?

Fitz Family Occupations

What did your Fitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fitz. A less common occupation for the Fitz family was Blacksmith. The most common Fitz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Fitz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fitz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fitz Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Fitz Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fitz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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