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Fitzmaurice is an Anglo-Norman/Cambro-Norman/Hiberno-Norman surname. It is patronymic as the prefix Fitz- derives from the Latin filius, meaning "son of".[1] The surname variants include FitzMaurice, Fitz Maurice, Fitz-Maurice, fitz Maurice, and the alternate spelling Fitzmorris. According to Irish genealogist Edward MacLysaght:[2]

"Fitzmaurices are a famous branch of the Norman Geraldines, lords of Lixnaw in Kerry, notable for their resistance to English invaders in the sixteenth century. The name Fitzmaurice is also connected with Mayo because some Connacht Prendergasts adopted it."

Fitzmaurice is uncommon as a given name. People with the name Fitzmaurice include:

Given name


Family name
Meaning "son of Maurice"
Region of origin Ireland
Related names Fitzmorris

See also


  1. Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1890). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (D to F). 3 (1st ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 358. Retrieved 27 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "FITZMAURICE Surname Group". Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-12-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>