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Fitzgibbon Name Meaning

Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gibbon a Norman French pet form of Gilbert ; ‘son of Gibbon’. This name has long been a widespread and important surname in Ireland and Gaelicized as Mac Giobúin. Sir Gilbert (Gibbon) FitzJohn illegitimate son of John FitzGerald 1st Baron Desmond (died 1261) was the ancestor of a line of Anglo-Norman aristocracy in Ireland who acquired the surname Fitzgibbon with reference to him. Gilbert and his Fitzgibbon descendants were known as ‘the White Knights’ on account of their fair complexion.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fitzgibbons, Fitzsimmons, Fitzgerald, Gibbon, Mcgibbon, Higginson

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Where is the Fitzgibbon family from?

You can see how Fitzgibbon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitzgibbon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitzgibbon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Fitzgibbon families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fitzgibbon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fitzgibbon families in 1840.
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What did your Fitzgibbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fitzgibbon. 10% of Fitzgibbon men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Fitzgibbon women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitzgibbon were Farmer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitzgibbon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fitzgibbon. For the veterans among your Fitzgibbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitzgibbon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fitzgibbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fitzgibbon in 1944 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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