Fite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fite family

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.

Important Dates for the Fite family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fite research. Another 93 words (7 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.

Fite Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fite family (pre 1700)

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Fite migration to the United States

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 settled in Maryland in 1826
  • Charles Fite, who arrived in Maryland in 1826 [1]
  • Michael Fite, who settled in Kentucky in 1840
  • Philip Fite, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Philip Fite, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [2]
  • Fred Fite, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916 [2]
  • Ernest B. Fite, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928 [2]
  • Emerson D. Fite (b. 1874), American Republican politician, College professor; Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1934-43 [2]
  • A. W. Fite, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1928 [2]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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