Monday, 25 August 2008

FitzHenry: The American Experience

While Jo is relaxing and watching cricket, I thought I’d join the fun and give some FitzHenry perspective from the other side of the Atlantic.

The FitzHenry’s in America are not a large group. Only 645 households reported having the surname in the 2000 U.S. Census. However, what the FitzHenry’s lack in numbers, they don’t lack in longevity. The family can be traced to the Thirteen Colonies before the days of the American Revolution. Our ancestor, Enoch, fought in the Revolutionary War and wasn’t your typical Irish immigrant. His journey to America was harrowing at best. In my next post, I’ll explore Enoch FitzHenry.

Who was he anyway?

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