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The name Fitchett is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was 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 Fitchett originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.

Fitchett Early Origins



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

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Fitchett Spelling Variations


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Fitchett Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fitchett has undergone many spelling variations, including Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.

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Fitchett Early History


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Fitchett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitchett research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1300, 1359, 1398, 1612, 1704, 1638 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Fitchett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitchett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fitchett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitchett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitchett In Ireland


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Fitchett In Ireland



Some of the Fitchett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fitchett were among those contributors:

Fitchett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fitchett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Fitchett settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jon Fitchett, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Fitchett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William and Rebecca Fitchett settled in Philadelphia in 1773

Fitchett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fitchett settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Joseph Fitchett, who landed in Alabama in 1858
  • Alfred Fitchett, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Fitchett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Fitchett, aged 26, who landed in America from Arbroath, in 1903
  • Winifred Fitchett, aged 30, who emigrated to America from London, in 1905
  • William Fitchett, aged 29, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Allan Fitchett, aged 17, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • George Wm. Fitchett, aged 21, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitchett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Fitchett U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Fitchett Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Fitchett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ashton Fitchett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship London
  • John Fitchett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship London
  • William Fitchett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship London
  • John Fitchett, aged 33, a painter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Louiza Fitchett, aged 32, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitchett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitchett (post 1700)



  • Keith Fitchett (b. 1946), English Liberal Democrat politician in the London Borough of Lambeth
  • John Fitchett (1776-1838), English poet, his first work at the age of 18 "Bewsey, a Poem" had considerable success
  • John Fitchett (b. 1880), English footballer
  • William Henry Fitchett (1841-1928), Australian journalist, minister, newspaper editor, educator and founding president of the Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne
  • Frederick Fitchett (1854-1930), New Zealand Member of Parliament from Dunedin, Otago
  • The Right Reverend William Alfred Robertson Fitchett (1872-1952), New Zealand Anglican priest, Bishop of Dunedin (1934 to 1952)
  • Michael Fitchett (b. 1982), New Zealand professional basketball player
  • Michael King Fitchett (b. 1927), Australian former first-class cricket and Australian rules football player
  • Keith Fitchett (b. 1946), British Liberal Democrat politician

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Fitchett Historic Events


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Fitchett Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edward Fitchett, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

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  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Fitchett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitchett 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 25 March 2016 at 05:17.

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