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Fitch Surname Meaning

English:: from Old French fiche perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?) a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix fasten pin on stick into pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ) fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon a spear or lance and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel attested in Fechel de Fercalahn 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell. occasionally a variant of Fitz .

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

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

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You can see how Fitch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 724 Fitch families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Fitch's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fitch families in 1891.
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What did your Fitch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fitch. 10% of Fitch men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Fitch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitch were Retired and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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