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All you have to know about the last name FITZMAURICE

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FITZMAURICE : This last name is indexed 28,903 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FITZMAURICE : Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz) + the personal name Maurice (see Morris 1) ‘son of Maurice’. This surname is common in Ireland where it has also been Gaelicized as Mac Muiris. The Irish family of Fitzmaurice share a common Norman ancestry with the Fitzgerald family. They can be traced to Thomas Fitzmaurice whose brother Gerald was the ancestor of the Irish Fitzgerald dynasty. Their father was Maurice Fitzgerald a Norman baron (died 1176).

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