When Walter Nelson Fitzwater was born on 1 January 1882, in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Clay Fitzwater, was 27 and his mother, Anzina Frances Daniels, was 23. He married Blanche Humphrey on 24 April 1906, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Leadsville District, Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 August 1953, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States.
Irish: altered form of Fitzwalter, a patronymic from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Walter , meaning ‘son of Walter’.
History: This is the name of a family of Norman origin, descended from Godfrey, Count of Brionne (died c. 1010). Godfrey's grandson, Richard FitzGilbert, accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Lord of Clare. His great-grandson was Robert FitzWalter, one of the barons who guaranteed the Magna Carta in 1215.