Charles Fitch

1771–
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

The Life of Charles

When Charles Fitch was born in 1771, in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, his father, William Fitch, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Page, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Mary Battelle.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Fitch
1771–
Mary Battelle
1769–
Harriet Battelle Fitch
1793–

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Harriet Battelle Fitch

    Female1793–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (2)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 4

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 16

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

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 (1)

  • Charles Fitch in entry for Harriet Battelle Fitch, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.