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Fitter Early Origins



The surname Fitter was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Fitter Spelling Variations


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Fitter Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fitter family name include Fitter, Fitler, Fiter and others.

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Fitter Early History


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Fitter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitter research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1455, 1487, 1628 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Fitter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fitter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitter 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fitter surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Fitter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Fitter, who landed in Maryland in 1633

Fitter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan George Fitter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Fitter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fitter, Jr., English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Fitter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Fitter, aged 27, a lighterman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Mary A. Fitter, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Walter Fitter, aged 21, a lighterman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Augustus Fitter, aged 19, a waterman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Eliza A. Fitter, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. 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.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Fitter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitter 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 3 October 2013 at 16:11.

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