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Fitz Family History

Fitz Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (from Latin filius) used originally to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name and then conventionalized as a hereditary surname or short for a surname of which fiz ‘son’ was the first element for example Fitzhenry and Fitzroy . Altered form of English Fitch . German: from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Vinzenz (see Vincent ) or Vitus (see Vito compare Veit ). Compare also Fietz . Americanized or Germanized form of Croatian and Slovenian Fic: from the old personal name Fic of German origin (see 3 above).

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

Similar surnames: Fietz, Pitz, Britz, Bitz, Ritz, Nitz, Finn, Hitz, Fitch, Lutz

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Where is the Fitz family from?

You can see how Fitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Fitz families living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Fitz's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Fitz families in 1840.
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What did your Fitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fitz. 16% of Fitz men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Fitz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitz were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Fitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitz. 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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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Fitz. For the veterans among your Fitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fitz in 1945 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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