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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.

Fisch Early Origins



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.

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Fisch Spelling Variations


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Fisch Spelling Variations



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

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Fisch Early History


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Fisch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fisch research. Another 233 words (17 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.

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Fisch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fisch Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Motto


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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


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Fisch Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fisch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fisch 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 May 2015 at 12:09.

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