FITZPATRICK,surname of England and Ireland,Mac
Fiolla Phadraig-devotee of
St.Patrick,"The only Fitz name of Gaelic-Irish origin,"the otheres being of
Norman origin.(MacLysaght).See Patrick.
Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght in
Cos.Kilkenny,Fermanagh and Leix.
Family traditions:Peter and Catherine,born On St.Pierre,moved to
Lamaline in 1880(MUN Folklore).Susan,of St.Lawrence,1863(MUN Geog.).
Early instances:Patrick,of St.John's,1753 (DPHW 26C);John,of
Golmoy(unidentified)(Co.Kilkenny),married at St.John's,1803(Nfld.Archives
BRC);Patrick,from Mullinvat(Co.Kilkenny),of Bay
Roberts,1803,deceased,1817(CO 199.18,Royal Gazette 10 Jun 1817);Mary,of
Ragged Harbour(now Melrose),1817(Nfld.Archives KCRC);John,of Harbour Grace
Parish,1819(Nfld.Archives HGRC);Frederic,of Little Placentia(now
Argentia),1821(Nfld.Archives BRC);William,of Trepassey,1823(Nfld.Archives
BRC);Thomas,of Harbour Grace,1828(Nfld.Archives BRC);widespread in Lovell
Modern status:Widespread,especially at Marystown,St.Lawrence,Lord's Cove