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Fisher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc. In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer. Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden. Mistranslation of French Poissant, meaning ‘powerful’, but understood as poisson ‘fish’ (see Poisson), and assimilated to the more frequent English name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fishel, Risher, Usher, Fischer, Disher, Fister, Fish, Fiser, Filer

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Fisher Family Origin

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Fisher Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fisher. A less common occupation for the Fisher family was Going To School. The most common Fisher occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Fisher's were Farmers.

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