Name 'meaning' explanation for 'Fitz' needs to be expanded
The life summary of one of my ancestors, whose last name was Fitz, has an incomplete "Name Meaning" description. In fact, this branch of the family was not Anglo-Norman, but German. If you trace the surname back through the family tree, you find it not in Shropshire or anywhere else in England, but in Hesse. The Anglo-Norman attribution was current in my side of the family when I was growing up; it was wrong.