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Most of the old Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today have their roots in the Gaelic language. The original Gaelic form of the name Fitzpatrick is Mac Giolla Phadraig, denoting a devotee of St. Patrick. This is the only native-Irish surname with the prefix "Fitz", as all others descend from the Normans.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)


Fitzpatrick Early Origins



The surname Fitzpatrick was first found in Ossory (Irish: Osraige), the former Kingdom of Ossory, now county Kilkenny, located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they were the traditional Princes of Ossary, claiming descent from the O'Connors[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
and Giolla Padraig, a warlike chief in Ossary who lived in the second half of the 10th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Fitzpatrick Spelling Variations


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Fitzpatrick Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Fitzpatrick family name include Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatricks, Kilpatrick, Shera, Sherar, Sherra, Patchy, Patchie, Parogan, Parrican, Fitz, MacGilpatrick, McGilpatrick, MacIlpatrick, McIlpatrick, MacSherra, McSherra, McShera, MacShera, Sheera, McSheera and many more.

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Fitzpatrick Early History


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Fitzpatrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitzpatrick research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1774, 1558, 1585, 1652, 1830 and 1895 are included under the topic Early Fitzpatrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fitzpatrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fitzpatrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitzpatrick 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Fitzpatrick:

Fitzpatrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Griz L Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Fitzpatrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765
  • John and Edward Fitzpatrick landed in Virginia in 1774
  • John Fitzpatrick, who landed in Delaware in 1778
  • James FitzPatrick, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1799

Fitzpatrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander, Andrew, Barney, Bernard, Cornelius, Daniel, Edward, Francis, George, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick and William Fitzpatrick settled in Pennsylvania in the 1800's
  • Betty Fitzpatrick settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1803
  • Betty Fitzpatrick, aged 26, arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1803
  • Barnard Fitzpatrick, who arrived in America in 1803
  • Robert Fitzpatrick, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitzpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Terrence FitzPatrick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James FitzPatrick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitzpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Fitzpatrick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • John Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • James Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Patrick Fitzpatrick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • Martin Fitzpatrick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitzpatrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Fitzpatrick, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Jane Fitzpatrick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Patrick Fitzpatrick, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Margaret Fitzpatrick, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, aged 4, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fitzpatrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Fitzpatrick, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Agnes Fitzpatrick, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Hugh Fitzpatrick, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Fitzpatrick, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitzpatrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fitzpatrick (post 1700)



  • Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1896-1974), American politician, 26th Governor of American Samoa
  • General Richard FitzPatrick (1748-1813), Anglo-Irish soldier who served in Philadelphia Campaign during the American War of Independence
  • James A. Fitzpatrick (1894-1980), American movie producer and narrator
  • Carmella Fitzpatrick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Bourke D. Fitzpatrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950, 1952
  • Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1802-1869), American Democrat politician, Governor of Alabama, 1841-45; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1848-49, 1853-55, 1855-61; Nominee for Vice President of the United States 1860
  • Ben Fitzpatrick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1892
  • Barry J. Fitzpatrick, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1992
  • Al Fitzpatrick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 2008
  • A. J. Fitzpatrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897
  • ... (Another 90 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fitzpatrick Historic Events


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Fitzpatrick Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Alexander Fitzpatrick, British Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. John Fitzpatrick, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Bernard Fitzpatrick, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Cecil William Fitzpatrick, aged 21, English Mess Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible B

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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: Ceart laidir a boo
Motto Translation: Might is Right


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Fitzpatrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitzpatrick 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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