First name origin & meaning:
English: Son; Fitz names were commonly given to the illegitimate sons of royalty
First name variations: Fitzgerald, Fitzroy, Fitzpatrick, Filz, Fits, Fyts, Fytz, Fitz
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (Northamptonshire): Anglo-Norman French patronymic (see
Fitzgerald) from the personal name Hugh.
- William Fitzhugh (1651–1701), from Bedford, England, emigrated to
VA about 1670 and established himself on the Potomac River in what was
then Stafford Co., VA, as a planter and exporter. He also practiced
law, was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and served in
1687 as lieutenant colonel of the county militia.
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