Meaning and Origin of Fitzgerald - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Fitzgerald

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Boy name origins & meanings:

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

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Anglo-Norman French patronymic from the personal name Gerald (see Garrett). The name was formed by the addition of the Anglo-Norman French prefix fi(t)z ‘son of’ (Latin filius) to the personal name. The Gaelicized form Mac Gearailt is common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of West Kerry.