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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Fitchitt family have grown. The name Fitchitt was given to a member of the family who was a person of iron point which may have been made in reference to a soldier or warrior. The surname Fitchitt originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.

Early Origins of the Fitchitt family


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

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Early History of the Fitchitt family

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Early History of the Fitchitt family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitchitt 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 Fitchitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitchitt Spelling Variations

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Fitchitt Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fitchitt family name include Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.

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Early Notables of the Fitchitt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Fitchitt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fitchitt family to Ireland

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Migration of the Fitchitt family to Ireland


Some of the Fitchitt 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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Migration of the Fitchitt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Fitchitt family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fitchitt surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.

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The Fitchitt Motto

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The Fitchitt 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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