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

Fitzhugh Early Origins



The surname Fitzhugh 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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Fitzhugh Spelling Variations


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Fitzhugh Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Fitzhugh, Fitchew, Fitchie, Fithie, Fithye and others.

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Fitzhugh Early History


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Fitzhugh Early History



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

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Fitzhugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fitzhugh 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 Fitzhugh 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Fitzhugh or a variant listed above:

Fitzhugh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Fitzhugh settled in Maryland in 1670
  • William Fitzhugh settled in Virginia in 1670
  • William Fitzhugh, who landed in Virginia in 1670
  • Henry Fitzhugh, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Robert Fitzhugh, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1696
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitzhugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Norman R. Fitzhugh arrived in Philadelphia in 1818
  • W. S. Fitzhugh landed in New York in 1820
  • F. N. Fitzhugh sailed to San Francisco in 1855
  • F N Fitzhugh, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitzhugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitzhugh (post 1700)



  • Henry Fitzhugh (1801-1866), American merchant, businessman and politician
  • William Fitzhugh (1741-1809), American politician, Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia in 1779; he and his wife built Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Steve Fitzhugh (b. 1963), American former football player with the Denver Broncos
  • Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876-1950), American author of nearly 100 books for children and young adults, most of his work has a Boy Scouting theme in the fictional town of Bridgeboro, New Jersey
  • Louise Fitzhugh (1928-1974), American writer and illustrator of children's books, known best for the novel Harriet the Spy and the two sequels
  • Charles Lane Fitzhugh (1838-1923), American Union Army colonel during the American Civil War
  • George Fitzhugh (1806-1881), American polemicist and pioneer sociologist, a prominent defender of slavery

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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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Fitzhugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitzhugh 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.

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