When William Fitch was born on 2 June 1774, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Eleazer Fitch, was 31 and his mother, Sibbel Bass, was 25. He married Elizabeth B Austin about 1806, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 22 November 1852, at the age of 78.
from Old French fiche, perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?), a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix, fasten, pin on, stick into, pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg, pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ), fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon, a spear or lance, and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel, attested in Fechel de Fercalahn, 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell.
occasionally a variant of Fitz .