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The surname Fitzhugh, meaning son of Hugh, has many variants as a result of colloquial pronunciations of the name.

Fithye Early Origins



The surname Fithye was first found in Yorkshire where it is generally believed that this name claims descent from a feudal chief named Bardolph, who was Lord of Bavensworth, shortly after the Conquest. The surname had various early spellings but one of the first listings was of Henry Fitz-Hugh who was summoned to Parliament as Baron Fitz-Hugh during the time of King Edward III. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Another early entry was found in Gloucestershire in 1344, when John Fitz Huwe was mentioned in the Calendar Post Inquisitions.

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Fithye Spelling Variations


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Fithye Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Fitzhugh, Fitchew, Fitchie, Fithie, Fithye and others.

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Fithye Early History


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Fithye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fithye research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1492, 1497, 1609, 1363, 1425, 1413, 1425, 1416, 1421, 1399, 1452, 1431, 1436, 1424, 1426, 1505, 1488, 1505, 1455 and 1507 are included under the topic Early Fithye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fithye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fithye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh KG (c.?13631425), an English administrator and diplomat who served under Henry IV and Henry V, Chamberlain of the Household (14131425), Treasurer of England (1416-1421); and his son, William FitzHugh, 4th Baron FitzHugh (c. 1399-1452), an English nobleman and...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fithye 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Fithye or a variant listed above: Henry Fitzhugh, who settled in Maryland in 1670; William Fitzhugh, who settled in Virginia in 1670; Robert Fitzhugh, who immigrated to Boston in 1696.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Fithye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fithye 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 7 October 2015 at 08:45.

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