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Fitzgerald Family History

Fitzgerald Name Meaning
Irish: Anglo-Norman French patronymic from the personal name Gerald (see Garrett). The name was formed by the addition of the Anglo-Norman French prefix fi(t)z ‘son of’ (Latin filius) to the personal name. The Gaelicized form Mac Gearailt is common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of West Kerry.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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718,330 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
103,668 Military Records
123,251 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Fitzgerald Families

  • Number of Fitzgerald families
     1,149 - 2,296
     384 - 1,148
     1 - 383
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fitzgerald families
     819 - 1,635
     274 - 818
     1 - 273
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fitzgerald families
     43 - 84
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fitzgerald Family Origin

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Fitzgerald Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fitzgerald

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Fitzgerald Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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