• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fitz A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fitz A son. Now used only as an element in certain surnames, in the sense of ‘son of,’ as Fitzgerald, Fitz-herbert, Fitzmaurice, Fitzwilliam; especially in the surnames of the illegitimate sons of English kings or princes of the blood, etc., as Fitzroy, Fitzclarence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fitz fits (a prefix) son of: used in England, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes, as Fitzclarence, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. fils, filz, fiz, son, F. fils, L. filius,. See Filial
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Norman Fr. fiz (Fr. fils)—L. filius.


In literature:

The first evident opposition Mrs. Fitz encountered, was from the wife of a wine merchant.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
In the early part of the nineteenth century Fitz-Greene Halleck was regarded as one of the greatest of American poets.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
Fitz-James O'Brien gave his life as well as his chants to our cause.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
This is free territory, you know, even if old Fitz' doesn't think so.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Sheridan's raiders are near the city again, followed and preceded by Wade Hampton and Fitz Lee.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Then the Boy who had fled from Fitz Hugh dropped out of the tramping escort, and rode up to his side.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
The leaders of the cavalry, Stuart, Hampton, Ashby, Fitz Lee and others, were heroes and household names to the whole army.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
The numerals from Fitz-Hugh Sound will be noticed in the sequel.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
It is indeed, doubtful, even now, if Fitz James, in his hatred of the reformers, stopped short of murder.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
In the retrial of the General Fitz John Porter case he obtained a reversal of the decision of the original court-martial.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
By the way, his name was Fitz-something-or-other.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
My art exhibit is mostly made up of signed photos of Jeff and Fitz and Nelson in their ring costumes, and it was easy to see she's some jarred.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
William Fitz-Stephen first speaks of it in the time of Henry II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Fitz John Porter's corps, fighting near Hanover Court House.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
After an interval of eight years, REGINALD DE BOHUN or FITZ-JOCELIN, the Archdeacon of Sarum, was consecrated Bishop of Bath (1174-1191).
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
Fitz Duncan married Alice, the only daughter and heiress of Robert de Romilly, lord of Skipton.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
Syr George Fitz Wyllyam of Lyncolne shire.
"The Maner of the Tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn and The Noble Tryumphant Coronacyon of Quene Anne, Wyfe unto the Most Noble Kynge Henry VIII" by Wynkyn de Worde
This is no other than our Archbishop Fitz-Ralph.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865" by Society of Clergymen
He discovered his change just as Fitz got out of his chair.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
I made Fitz promise to avoid the old man till I gave him leave.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay

In poetry:

Tall Fitz Maurice with his crozier,
O'Clonarchy of Lismore,
They are less now than the osier
Swaying by the Cashen's shore!
"Abbeydorney" by Clinton Scollard
First, choose some swingin' metre, sich as this,
That Omar used -- per Fitz -- to boost the wine.
An' 'ere's a point true artists shouldn't miss:
Sling in a bit o' slang to ev'ry line.
"A Guide for Poits" by C J Dennis
The Prince took his station on a very small eminence,
Surrounded by a troop of Fitz-James's horse for his defence,
Where he had a complete view of the whole field of battle,
Where he could see the front line and hear the cannons rattle.
"The Battle of Culloden" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A funeral mass for Francis " Fitz "/"Brother" Fitzgerald , 88, of Ogdensburg will be held on Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:00 am at St Mary's Cathedral with Rev.
A funeral mass for Francis " Fitz " Fitzgerald , 88, of Ogdensburg will be held on Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:00 am at St Mary's Cathedral with Rev.
Is Fitz the problem with this team.
Scandal Recap, Season Two, Episode Five, "All Roads Lead to Fitz ".
Starting status questioned, Bills QB Fitzpatrick eager to regain ' Fitz -Magic' swagger.
Michigan fans are waiting for Fitz Toussaint to break out.
Fitz references pop song in message to Kill.
Monstrously Fun Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz (Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club).
Michigan needs Fitz Toussiant to take pressure off Denard Robinson (with prediction).
Tannehill over Fitz , Sanchez.
Question is, which Fitz will show.
I like Fitz but let's not kid ourselves, he's is a 3rd tier QB.
Fitz is not great, but he does not stink.
This is how Fitz has to play week in week out.
Fitz Toussaint, Frank Clark not suspended, but not yet cleared to play (link).

In science:

Fitz-Gerald, D.G.,On inverses of products of idempotents in regular semigroups, J.
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
Fitz-Gerald, On inverses of products of idempotents in regular semigroups, J.
On Maximal Subgroups of Free Idempotent Generated Semigroups
Fitz, “Constellation design via capacity maximization,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Nice, France, June 2007. S. Y.
Signal Shaping for BICM at Low SNR
Thus, a proper length dr ′ in the comoving frame has a stellar/lab frame length dr∗ = dr ′/Γ (if both ends r∗1 and r∗2 of the length dr∗ = r∗1 − r∗2 in K∗ are measured at the same time so dt∗ = 0 in K∗ ; i.e. the usual Fitz-Gerald contraction).
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Zhang and Fitz were the first to apply this idea by constructing a trellis based scheme.
L2 OSTC-CPM: Theory and design
Several years later Zhang and Fitz [1, 5] were the first to apply the idea of STC to continuous phase modulation (CPM) by constructing trellis codes.
L2 OSTC-CPM: Theory and design
Zhang and Fitz [1, 5] were the first to apply the idea of STC to CPM by constructing trellis codes.
L2 OSTC-CPM: Theory and design
Fitz, “Space-time coding for Rayleigh fading channels in CPM system,” Proc. 38th Annu.
L2 OSTC-CPM: Theory and design
Fitz, “Space-time code design with continuous phase modulation,” IEEE J.
L2 OSTC-CPM: Theory and design