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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Typical jobs for Fishers
Hard-working people, the Fishers. 1828 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Fishers lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Fisher in London.
Fishers’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Fishers were angels, apparently. We found 2223 in criminal records.
Fishers in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2884 Fishers served in the First World War.