Fisch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Fisch arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Fisch family

The surname Fisch was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Fisch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fisch research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1646, 1720, 1646, 1716, 1656, 1723, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Fisch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fisch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fischer, Ficher, Fisscher, Fisher, Fissher, Fisch, Fish, Fische and many more.

Early Notables of the Fisch family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Fisch at this time were Johann Fischer (1646-1720) was a composer in the French style; Johann Fischer (1646-1716), a German violinist, keyboardist and composer of the Baroque era; Edwin Fischer...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fisch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fisch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Fisch, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1858 [1]


The Fisch Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vorwärts in Treu und Wahreit
Motto Translation: Forward in faithful and truth


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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