Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person of iron point which may have been made in reference to a soldier or warrior. The surname Fitchet originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.
Early Origins of the Fitchet family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Fitchet family
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Fitchet Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fitchet has appeared include Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.
Early Notables of the Fitchet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fitchet family to Ireland
Some of the Fitchet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fitchet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fitchet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Fitchet 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 Translation: Hope.
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