When John Mason Fitzgerald was born about 1810, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Fitzgerald, was 36 and his mother, Lucretia Shellars, was 35. He married Mary Sophia Bond in 1835, in Scott, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Meade District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 July 1889, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Evergreen, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.
Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.
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