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Origins of the Fitzgerald surname

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About the Fitzgeralds

We have a total number of 151788 records for people with the last name Fitzgerald.

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Where do most Fitzgeralds live?

In 1921, most Fitzgeralds lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Fitzgeralds

How common is your surname?

547th most common surname in the UK

We have 51,400 records for the Fitzgerald surname. The oldest one dates back to 1575.

Who were Fitzgeralds most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Fitzgeralds.

What are the most common Fitzgerald first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Fitzgerald family members

Common jobs for Fitzgeralds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Fitzgeralds in 1921
Laundress

222

Dressmaker

210

Charwoman

199

Servant

191

Domestic Servant

149

Common Male occupations for Fitzgeralds in 1921
General Labourer

349

Tailor

224

Dock Labourer

165

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

156

Shoemaker

128

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