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Where did the English Fishe family come from? What is the English Fishe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fishe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fishe family history?The name Fishe finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a somone who worked with fish. As one would expect, it is derived from the Old English word fisc, which meant fish.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fishe has been recorded under many different variations, including Fish, Fishe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishe research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1658, 1614 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Fishe History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fishe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Fishe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fishe or a variant listed above:
Fishe Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Fishe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fishe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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