Thomas Fitch

13 June 1590–18 January 1632 (Age 41)
Bocking, Essex, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Fitch was born on 13 June 1590, in Bocking, Essex, England, his father, George Fitch, was 52 and his mother, Johanna Thurgood, was 37. He married Anna Reeve on 8 August 1611, in Bocking, Essex, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 18 January 1632, in Brazenhead Farm, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 41, and was buried in Bocking, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fitch
1590–1632
Anna Reeve
1590–1686
Marriage: 8 August 1611
Captain Thomas Fitch
1612–1704
Elizabeth Fitch
1614–1615
Captain John Fitch
1615–1676
Anna Fitch
1616–1630
Mary Fitch
1619–1694
Sarah Fitch
1620–1630
James Fitch
1622–1702
Zacariah Fitch
1623–1662
Nathaniel Fitch
1623–1648
Jeremy Fitch
1625–1651
Samuel Fitch
1626–1659
Joseph Fitch Capt
1627–1727
Anna Fitch
1630–1704
Sarah Fitch
1631–1719

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 August 1611
Bocking, Essex, England
children

(14)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1577–1632Male

    Frances Fitch

    Male1582–1605Male

    Male1584–1614Male

    Female1584–1635Female

    Arthur Fitch

    Male1585–1632Male

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 10

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 30

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Sr. Fytch in entry for Anne Fytch, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Thomas Fitch in entry for Anne Fitch, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Thomas Sr. Fitch in entry for Anne Fitch, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"

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