Posted by Caroline on April 10, 1998 at 16:50:12:
In response to Fitz, written by Beckie on April 04, 1998 at 01:37:40
] This could be wrong, but I heard somewhere that Fitz- means "bastard son of." Hmmmmm....
No, it doesn't. As I said, it comes from the word "fils", French for "son".So Fitzwilliam means "son of William". It was often used for an illegitmate child, who had no "right" to a surname,and had to be called something, but it does not in itself mean anything but the literal "son"
- Fitz Laura W 11:14:47 4/21/98 (0)
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