When Patrick Fitzgerald was born in 1825, in Ireland, his father, James Fitzgerald, was 40 and his mother, Bridgett Mann, was 37. He married Margaret O'Shay about 1849. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1898, in Lenox Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Baltimore, New Baltimore, St. Clair, Michigan, 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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