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Origin of the "Fix" surname

Origin of the "Fix" surname

Posted: 9 Mar 2001 5:32PM GMT
Edited: 1 Apr 2002 1:38AM GMT
I am in the process of researching my branch of the "Fix" family. Can anyone tell me the origin and date of this surname.

Fina Fix

Sharon Fobert (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2001 1:41PM GMT
Did you get my reply the other day. This does indeed sound like my grandma. She was born in 1890 and had several sisters and brothers. I'm not sure who her parents were but grandma did come from N. Dakota. Her siblings included Katie(who went to Oregon, Mary(to Kansas), Lizzie, Jack and John. Please get back to me.

Fina Fix

Posted: 26 Mar 2001 5:00PM GMT
Edited: 1 Apr 2002 1:38AM GMT
Sharon,

I think you ment for your post to be a reply to Jamie Shepherd's post.

Fina Fix

Jamie Shepherd (View posts)
Posted: 27 Mar 2001 3:30PM GMT
Sharon, I think we definitely do match up. I have recently made contact with other cousins who can help fill out your/our Fix family tree. I'm sure they'll be as thrilled as I am to find another Fix cousin!

Email me at jjwbeagle@olynet.com so we can begin sharing information.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jamie

Re: Origin of the "Fix" surname

Rita Fix (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2001 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi jim,

all I know about the name fix is, it got his roots in germany, and in the old middlegerman language it means fox. I don´t know if it is right but that is what my grandfather told us.

greetings from germany

yours rita fix

Re: Origin of the "Fix" surname

Posted: 18 Nov 2001 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Apr 2002 1:38AM GMT
Surnames: Fix
Hi Rita,

Thank you for your reply and greetings to you from the USA.

Here is what I have been able to find on the "Fix Surname Origin".

Have a great day,
Jim

Veix is of patronymic origin, that is, it belongs to the category of surnames derived from the
first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name indicates “son of Fix”, a pet form of the first name Vitus, derived from the Latin (vi vus) meaning “alive”. In
German, the letters “f” and “v” are interchangeable. The German “v” is, in fact, pronounced as “f”.
In the Middle Ages parents were encouraged to name their children after saints, in the hope of
thus evoking the saint’s protection. St. Vitus was a third century saint, a Christian child martyr, born probably in Sicily. He appears in legendary accounts as a pagan senator’s son who was converted by his nurse Crescentia and his tutor Modestus, and martyred with them either in
Lucania or in Rome during the reign of Diocletian. He was one of the fourteen Holy helpers, a group of early martyrs venerated especially in medieval Germany. St. Vitus is the patron saint of comedians, and his aid is invoked by those suffering from various diseases, especially the
nervous disorder chorea with which his name became associated, that is, St. Vitus Dance.

The earliest record of this surname dates back to the fourteenth century, when one Pfaff Fix was recorded as living in Leonberg in 1350. In 1372, one Heinz Vitz was residing in
Sanwalshofen, and Hans Fix (or Vix) was a builder in Constance in 1592.

Contrary to the popular mail order companies, there is no known coat of arms, as Fixes of the Middle Ages and later were of the merchant and craftsman class. Claims of a relationship to names such as Fuchs, Fecht, Fickes (pronounced Fickus) are in error, as their patronymics are
very different. Derivations of Fix can include Vix, Fitz, Vitz, Fits, Vits, Fixx, and Vixx, among others.

Re: Origin of the "Fix" surname

Posted: 18 Jan 2002 5:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm curious as to how Jim came up with my last name as a name from St. Vitus. Does he know of more Veix names?

Re: Origin of the "Fix" surname

Posted: 18 Jan 2002 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Apr 2002 1:38AM GMT
Surnames: Fix
Gregory,

See post from Karen Fix Curry Dated July 09, 2001 In Reply to: Origin of the "Fix" surname by Jim Isler

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fix/messages/220.html

Jim

Re: Fina Fix

marie (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jan 2003 6:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello. Fina Fix was my aunt. All the people you mentioned are correct but there are a lot more. Please write as I have lots of info on other members of the family. Fina married a Buchmeier.
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