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Fitzroy or FitzRoy is an Anglo-Norman name originally meaning "son of the king" (a corruption of the French "fils du roi"). In several cases, this surname was used by an illegitimate son (or daughter) of a king and is still borne by their descendants. It may refer to:

People

As a given name

  • Several members of the Somerset family (Dukes of Beaufort) have this as a middle-name:
    • FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788–1855) was the eighth and youngest son the 5th Duke of Beaufort
    • Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort (1824–1899) was the only son of the 7th Duke
    • Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort (1847–1924) was the eldest son of the 8th Duke
    • Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort (1900–1984) was the only son of the 9th Duke
    • Henry FitzRoy Somerset, Marquess of Worcester (born 1952), called Bunter Worcester, is the son of and heir-apparent to the current (11th) Duke of Beaufort, and a descendent of the 8th Duke
    • Henry Robert FitzRoy Somerset, Earl of Glamorgan (born 1989), called Bobby Worcester, is Bunter's elder son
  • Fitzroy Alexander (1926–1988), better known as Lord Melody, was a popular calypsonian from Trinidad.

As a surname

Descendants of Charles II and Barbara Palmer

  • Lady Anne Fitzroy, Countess of Sussex (1661–1722), daughter of King Charles II of England and Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland
  • Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Cleveland (1662–1730), son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer
    • William FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Cleveland (1698–1774), his son and last of the Cleveland-Southampton line
  • Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663–1690), son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer
    • and the Dukes of Grafton and their families, including:
    • Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683–1757), Irish and English politician
    • Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735–1811), British Prime Minister
    • Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton (1737–1797), a grandson of the 2nd Duke
      • and the Barons Southampton and their families, including:
      • Cecil Fitzroy (1844–1917), New Zealand politician, great-grandson of the 1st Baron
    • Charles Augustus FitzRoy (1796–1858), British military officer and Governor of New South Wales, grandson of the 3rd Duke
    • Robert FitzRoy (1805–1865), British naval officer, captain of HMS Beagle, meteorologist, surveyor, hydrographer, and Governor of New Zealand, another grandson of the 3rd Duke
  • George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1665–1716), son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer
  • Lady Barbara FitzRoy (1672–1731), youngest daughter of Charles II and Barbara Palmer

Others

  • Matilda FitzRoy, Duchess of Brittany, illegitimate daughter of Henry I of England by unnamed mistress
  • Matilda FitzRoy, Countess of Perche (died in 1120), illegitimate daughter of Henry I of England by Edith
  • Matilda FitzRoy, Abbess of Montvilliers (ca 1102 - ca 1172), daughter of Henry I of England and Isabel de Beaumont
  • Richard FitzRoy (c. 1190 – June 1246), son of John Lackland, King of England
  • Adam FitzRoy (d. 18 Sept. 1322), illegitimate son of Edward II of England
  • Philip FitzRoy (d. 1220), illegitimate son of Richard I of England
  • Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519–1536), son of Henry VIII of England and Elizabeth Blount
  • Nancy Deloye Fitzroy (b. October 5, 1927), American engineer and former president of the ASME.

Fictional characters

  • Trevor Fitzroy, a Marvel Comics and X-Men villain
  • Daisy Fitzroy, leader of the Vox Populi in Bioshock Infinite

Places

Argentina

  • Monte Fitz Roy, also known as Cerro Chaltén
  • Fitz Roy, Santa Cruz, a town and municipality in southern Argentina.

Australia

Canada

  • Fitzroy Provincial Park, Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario
  • Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario

Chile

Falkland Islands

  • Fitzroy, Falkland Islands

New Zealand

  • Fitzroy, Taranaki, a suburb of New Plymouth
  • Fitzroy, Waikato, a suburb of Hamilton

United Kingdom

United States of America

Ships

  • HMS Fitzroy, more than one British ship of the Royal Navy
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