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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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Where is the Fitch family from?

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
    10%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Retired
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Fitch. For the veterans among your Fitch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitch lifespan?

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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