Fitch Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an iron-pointed implement.

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


Similar surnames: Finch, Fitz, Fisch, Mitch, Flach, Hatch, Winch, Ritch, Pinch, Fish

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Fitch Family Origin

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Fitch Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carman

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fitch family was Annuitant. The most common Fitch occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Fitch's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fitch.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Fitch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fitch in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fitch

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