Meaning and Origin of Fitzroy - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Fitzroy

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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 fi(t)z ‘son’ + Roy in one or other of its senses. It is usually taken to imply that the original bearer was a bastard son of the king, though ‘son of Ruadh’ (a Gaelic nickname meaning ‘red’) is also a possible interpretation.