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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Thomas Fitch
Anna Reeve
Marriage: 8 August 1611
Captain Thomas Fitch
Elizabeth Fitch
Captain John Fitch
Anna Fitch
Mary Fitch
Sarah Fitch
James Fitch
Zacariah Fitch
Nathaniel Fitch
Jeremy Fitch
Samuel Fitch
Joseph Fitch Capt
Anna Fitch
Sarah Fitch

Spouse and Children

8 August 1611
Bocking, Essex, England


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Frances Fitch




    Arthur Fitch


+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.

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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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