Fleet/Flitt: of unknown origin and meaning
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Part 1: Edmund Flitt Sr (c1752 - 1825)
origins of the Flitt surname are unknown but there are possibilities that
it was Jewish and/or of Germanic origin and sometimes recorded as 'Fleet'. The earliest known Flitt was Smith
Flitt who was married to Mary
(maiden name unknown). They had seven children all born around the time of
the 1750s: Ann, Edmund, Elisabeth, Mary, An,
John and Ned (died in
infancy). All were baptised in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, England.
Nothing else is known of Smith or Mary.
Edmund Flitt who was baptised 02 August 1752. He married Jane Bownes c1777 and they had seven children: Ann, Mary, John, Edmund, Hannah, William and Jane Sarah. It is not known when Edmund Sr moved away from the Marsworth area but it was most likely as an adult for work reasons (though it is not known what his occupation was). All the children were baptised in Monken Hadley, near Chipping Barnet, some twenty-five miles from Marsworth. Edmund died aged 74 and was buried 02 January 1825 in St John the Baptist Church, Chipping Barnet. Jane died aged 71 and was buried 09 December 1827.
Next: Edmund Flitt Jr
England and Wales Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901,
1911, BMD indexes and records, British Newspapers 1710-1953, National
Burial Index for England & Wales (Findmypast.com); England and Wales Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901,
1911, BMD indexes and records, England & Wales Criminal Registers
1791-1892, UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849 (Ancestry.co.uk); familysearch.org; Old Occupations