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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The name Fitt is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person of iron point which may have been made in reference to a soldier or warrior. The surname Fitt originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.

Fitt Early Origins



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

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Fitt Spelling Variations


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Fitt Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fitt has undergone many spelling variations, including Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.

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Fitt Early History


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Fitt Early History



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

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Fitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitt In Ireland


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Fitt In Ireland



Some of the Fitt 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fitt were among those contributors:

Fitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Fitt, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Robert Fitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1624

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitt (post 1700)



  • Alfred Bradley Fitt (1923-1992), United States lawyer, General Counsel of the Army from 1964 to 1967
  • Matthew Fitt (b. 1938), Scottish poet and novelist from Dundee
  • Gerard "Gerry" Fitt (b. 1926), British politician

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Fitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitt 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 5 September 2013 at 13:08.

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