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Fite Early Origins



The surname Fite was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Fite Spelling Variations


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Fite Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vittinghoff, Vietinghoff, Fitinghoff, Fitenhoff, Fetenhoff and many more.

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Fite Early History


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Fite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fite research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1719, 1852, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Fite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fite Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Fite, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777
  • Andrew Fite, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1779

Fite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Fite, who came to Maryland in 1826
  • Charles Fite, who arrived in Maryland in 1826
  • Michael Fite, who settled in Kentucky in 1840
  • Philip Fite, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Philip Fite, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fite (post 1700)



  • Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 4th congressional district
  • Ernest Rankin Fite (1916-1980), American politician, Alabama state legislator and attorney
  • Harvey Fite (1903-1976), American sculptor, painter and earth artist
  • Robert "Bobby" Nelson Fite (b. 1968), American former film and television actor
  • Tim Fite, born Timothy Sullivan, an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
  • Julian K. Fite, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1977-80
  • Fred Fite, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916
  • Ernest B. Fite, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928
  • Emerson D. Fite (b. 1874), American Republican politician, College professor; Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1934-43
  • A. W. Fite, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1928
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Fite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fite 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 2 December 2016 at 11:09.

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