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What does the name Fisher mean?

The Fisher surname originates in England and is seen in records from as early as the 1200s. Fisher is most often an occupational name from the Middle English 'fischere', given to those who fished, were fishermen, or sold fish, and their descendants. The surname Fisher is sometimes believed to be topographical, referring to those who live closer to river fishing traps.

The earliest occurrence of the Fisher surname in our family history documents is from 1444, and we currently have 2,316,595 records where Fisher appears.

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