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Origin and popularity of the name FITZ


Fitz : 1: English: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (from Latin filius) used originally to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name and then conventionalized as a hereditary surname or short for a surname of which fiz ‘son’ was the first element for example Fitzhenry and Fitzroy.2: Altered form of English Fitch.3: German: from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Vinzenz (see Vincent) or Vitus (see Vito compare Veit). Compare also Fietz.4: Americanized or Germanized form of Croatian and Slovenian Fic: from the old personal name Fic of German origin (see 3 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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