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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


Similar surnames: Fitzner, Figura, Gerald, Ritzler, Hegewald, Litteral, Ritzel, Pitera

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Fitzgerald Family Origin

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Fitzgerald Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fitzgerald family was Carpenter. The most common Fitzgerald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Fitzgerald's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fitzgerald.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Fitzgerald Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Fitzgerald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fitzgerald in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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