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Fitzsimmons

The Name Fitzsimmons is by no means peculiar to Ireland, it is more common in England.  Unlike many Irish clans there are no basic arms attributable to all Irish Fitzsimmons families.

The name is first found in Ireland shortly after the anglo-Norman invasion. Among the Norman families brought to County Down in 1177 by John de Courcy were some Fitzsimon.  Others of the name followed the Pendergast to County Mayo in the early thirteenth century.  In 1585 a Fitzsimon possessed Castlereagh and other castles in the area.

The name is often found variously as Simon, Simons and Fitzsimon, etc for the same family, indeed for the same person.  Searching for records using all possible variations is a must.

Our Fitzsimmons connections is to the families found on and nears Foyne's Island in County Limerick by the early 1800s.  Having recently uploaded our Madden DNA to gedmatch, matches to others with Fitzsimmons heritage in that area have been found, indicating connections within the last 4-5 generations.  Since we know all of our ancestors within that time frame, the connection to Fitzsimmons seems assured. However, the actual family for Anna is still a research project in progress.

Lineage: 


  1. Anna Fitzsimmons @1828 - 1877 
  2. Unknown 



Places:

Albany, New York
Foynes, Limerick, Ireland

More:

Fitzsimmons Dropbox Folder





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