Fitsell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Fitsell is an Anglo-Norman surname, brought to Ireland during the invasions of the 13th century. It comes from a town in Surrey called Fitznell, which was named for a Norman landowner, Robert Fitznel.

Early Origins of the Fitsell family

The surname Fitsell was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where it occurs eleven times in the Antrim Hearth Money Rolls of 1669, along with a few more entries in neighboring counties.

Early History of the Fitsell family

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Fitsell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fitzelle, Fitzell, Fitzele, Fitzel, Fizzell and many more.

Early Notables of the Fitsell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fitsell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Fizzell, who settled in Maryland in 1658; Rebecca Fitzele and her family, who arrived in New York in 1851; John Fizzell, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1851.


Contemporary Notables of the name Fitsell (post 1700) +

  • John Walter "Bill" Fitsell (1923-2020), Canadian journalist, writer and historian, columnist for The Kingston Whig-Standard from 1961 to 1993


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