|Posted By:||Scott O. Middleton|
|Subject:||The FITCHETT Name|
|Post Date:||February 02, 1999 at 19:47:05|
|Forum:||Fitchett Family Genealogy Forum|
The following is a brief article by John C. Downing from a Richmond, VA, newspaper column "Know Your Name", circa October 1974, about the name FITCHETT. Unfortunately, no citations are provided about the information. I have attempted to type everything here exactly as it appears in the article.
FITCHETT - This name is derived from the old French word Fiche, meaning "an iron point," and would denote a maker of sharp-pointed iron objects, such as nails, pikes (sic), spears and the like. The names Fiche, Fiquet and the diminuitve forms Fichet and Fichot are fairly common in France.