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Where did the Irish Fitzel family come from? What is the Irish Fitzel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fitzel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fitzel family history?

The name Fitzel is an Anglo-Norman surname, brought to Ireland during the invasions of the 13th century. It comes from a town in Surrey called Fitznell, which was named for a Norman landowner, Robert Fitznel.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fitzelle, Fitzell, Fitzele, Fitzel, Fizzell and many more.

First found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where it occurs eleven times in the Antrim Hearth Money Rolls of 1669, along with a few more entries in neighboring counties.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitzel research. Another 248 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitzel History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Fitzel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Fizzell, who settled in Maryland in 1658; Rebecca Fitzele and her family, who arrived in New York in 1851; John Fizzell, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1851.


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  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Fitzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitzel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:39.

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