Fitzgerald Family History

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Fitzgerald Name Meaning

Irish: Anglo-Norman French patronymic from the personal name Gerald (see Garrett). The name was formed by the addition of the Anglo-Norman French prefix fi(t)z ‘son of’ (Latin filius) to the personal name. The Gaelicized form Mac Gearailt is common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of West Kerry.

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

Similar surnames: Fitzner, Figura, Gerald, Ritzler, Hegewald, Litteral, Ritzel, Pitera

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Fitzgerald Family Origin

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Fitzgerald Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Fitzgerald occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Fitzgerald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fitzgerald family was Servant. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fitzgerald.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Servant


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Fitzgerald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fitzgerald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitzgerald 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fitzgerald. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fitzgerald. For the veterans among your Fitzgerald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fitzgerald Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fitzgerald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fitzgerald in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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