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Fitzmaurice is an Anglo-Norman/Cambro-Norman/Hiberno-Norman surname. It is patronymic as the prefix Fitz- derives from the Latin filius, meaning "son of".[1] The surname variants include FitzMaurice, Fitz Maurice, Fitz-Maurice, fitz Maurice, and the alternate spelling Fitzmorris. According to Irish genealogist Edward MacLysaght:[2]

The first Fitzmaurice family known in Ireland were the sons and daughter of Maurice Fitzgerald, Lord Llanstephan and they were the progenitors of the famous Geraldines through Gerald Fitzmaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly and through Thomas Fitzmaurice, Lord OConnello. They were known as lords of Lixnaw in Kerry, notable for their resistance to English invaders in the sixteenth century. The name Fitzmaurice is also connected with Mayo because some Connacht Prendergasts adopted it.

Fitzmaurice is uncommon as a given name.

Given name[edit]

Notable people with the given name Fitzmaurice include:


Notable people with the surname Fitzmaurice include:

Region of origin Wales and Ireland
Meaning "son of Maurice"
Other names
Variant(s) Fitzmorris

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1890). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (D to F). 3 (1st ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 358. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "FITZMAURICE Surname Group". Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-12-21.