Fitz

Fitz (pronounced `fits`) is a prefix in patronymic surnames of Anglo-Norman origin, that is to say originating in the 11th century. The word is a Norman French noun meaning `son of`, from Latin filius (son), plus genitive case of the father`s forename.Whilst Fitz is now the standard form used by modern historians the word appears in ancient d...
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Fitz

• (n.) A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
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Fitz

Fitz noun [ Old French fils , filz , fiz , son, French fils , Latin filius . See Filial .] A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitz roy, the son of the king; ...
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Fitz

Fitz is the old Norman French word for fils, son; and was used as a prefix in certain surnames, as Fitzgerald (son of Gerald), Fitzherbert (son of Herbert), Fitzmaurice (son of Maurice), Fitzwilliam (son of William), especially in the surnames of the illegitimate sons of kings or princes of the blood, etc as, Fitzroy, Fitzclarence.
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