Meaning and Origin of: Fitzhugh

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Son; Fitz names were commonly given to the illegitimate sons of royalty

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (Northamptonshire) : Anglo-Norman French patronymic (see Fitzgerald) from the personal name Hugh.
  • William Fitzhugh (1651–1701), from Bedford, England, emigrated to VA about 1670 and established himself on the Potomac River in what was then Stafford Co., VA, as a planter and exporter. He also practiced law, was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and served in 1687 as lieutenant colonel of the county militia.