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Fidgett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Fidgett family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Fidgett was a name given to a person of iron point which may have been made in reference to a soldier or warrior. The surname Fidgett originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.

Early Origins of the Fidgett family

The surname Fidgett was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Fidgett family

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Fidgett Spelling Variations

Fidgett has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Fidgett have been found, including Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.

Early Notables of the Fidgett family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fidgett family to Ireland

Some of the Fidgett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fidgett family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Fidgetts to arrive on North American shores: Matthew Fitch who settled in Virginia in 1606; fourteen years before the "Mayflower"; Enecha Fitch who purchased land in Virginia in 1624; James and Abigail Fitch who landed in Boston in 1635.

The Fidgett 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: Esperance
Motto Translation: Hope.

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