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Subject: Re: Surname: Fitzmayer
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 24, 2004 at 7:11:43 AM
Reply to: Re: Surname: Fitzmayer by Andy ;—)
'Fitz' is a common prefix in Irish names, but it doesn't come from Irish. It comes from the Norman French and is closely related to the French word 'fils' meaning son ...

Thus, your name probably means something like "son of a farmer" where mayer has evolved from a "mower" to just a "farmer" in general ...
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