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Anglo-French fitz, from Old French fils, from Latin filius "son of" (see filial); used regularly in official rolls and hence the first element of many modern surnames; in later times used of illegitimate issue of royalty.

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  • fitz obeyed her, bringing the bunch of keys, rusty and black from being concealed in a thousand different hiding-places.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • Lady fitz Rewes glanced piteously at the three men and wrung her hands.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Then in another moment it seemed to fitz Burnett as if some giant hand had caught him by the throat and stopped his breath.

    Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn
  • fitz says Mr. Checkynshaw's first wife was his mother's sister.

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
  • fitz did not come down till breakfast time the next morning.

    Make or Break Oliver Optic

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