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First name origin & meaning:

English: Son; Fitz names were commonly given to the illegitimate sons of royalty

First name variations: Fitzgerald, Fitzroy, Fitzhugh, Fitzpatrick, Filz, Fits, Fyts, Fytz

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. 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, + hōh ‘hill spur’.
  3. In one family at least, it is an altered form of English Fitch.
  4. German: unexplained. Possibly from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Vincent.
  5. Johann Peter Fitz, an immigrant from Germany, arrived in Philadelphia in 1750. Bearers of the name from Britain were already established in North America before that date.
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