The roots of the surname Fitzthomas lie in the rugged landscape of Wales
. Fitzthomas was a popular Medieval given throughout Europe, coming the popular biblical name. It is ultimately derived from the Aramaic personal name
meaning "twin." Prior to the Norman Conquest
, this name was rarely found, but by the 13th and 14th centuries, it became extremely common in Britain.
Early Origins of the Fitzthomas family
The surname Fitzthomas was first found in Breconshire
(Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales
, which takes its name from the Welsh
kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries), where the family claims descendants from Owen Glendower, Lord of Glyndwyrdwy, Prince of South Wales.
Early History of the Fitzthomas family
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Fitzthomas Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thomas, Tomas, MacThomas, FitzThomas, Thomasett and others.
Early Notables of the Fitzthomas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fitzthomas family to Ireland
Some of the Fitzthomas family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fitzthomas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joe, John, Robert, and Nathaniel Thomas, who all settled in Virginia in 1621; as did Christopher Thomas in 1635 and Evan Thomas in 1653; Henry Thomas, who came to Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1685.
The Fitzthomas Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: I dduw bo'r diolch
Motto Translation: To God be thanks.
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