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Fisch Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish from Middle High German visch ‘fish’. As a Jewish name it is also artificial. Compare Fish .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fish, Frisch, Hirsch, Risch, Eisch, Kirsch, Tisch, Finch, Wisch

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Where is the Fisch family from?

You can see how Fisch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fisch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fisch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Fisch families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Fisch's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Fisch families in 1911.
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What did your Fisch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fisch. 100% of Fisch men worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fisch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fisch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fisch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fisch. For the veterans among your Fisch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fisch lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fisch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fisch in 1949 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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