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The name Phitche is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person of iron point which may have been made in reference to a soldier or warrior. The surname Phitche originally derived from the Old English word Fiche which referred to iron point.

Early Origins of the Phitche family


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

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Early History of the Phitche family

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Early History of the Phitche family


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

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Phitche Spelling Variations

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Phitche Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Phitche have been found, including Fitch, Fitchett, Fitchitt, Fittch, Fitche, Fitchet, Fitchit, Fitz, Fitts and many more.

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Early Notables of the Phitche family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Phitche family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Phitche family to Ireland

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Migration of the Phitche family to Ireland


Some of the Phitche family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Phitche family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Phitche family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Phitche, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Matthew Fitch who settled in Virginia in 1606; fourteen years before the "Mayflower"; Enecha Fitch who purchased land in Virginia in 1624; James and Abigail Fitch who landed in Boston in 1635.

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The Phitche Motto

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The Phitche 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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