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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:


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


Fictional characters

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





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


Falkland Islands

New Zealand

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

United Kingdom

United States of America


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