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 Family Origin

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Fitz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Student

    25%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fitz

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