Show ContentsFischel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Fischel 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 Fischel family

The surname Fischel 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 Fischel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fischel research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1646, 1720, 1733, 1646, 1716, 1656, 1723, 1691, 1766, 1745, 1778, 1779, 1783, 1784, 1788, 1825 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Fischel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fischel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fischel family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Fischel at this time were Johann Fischer (1646-1720) was a composer in the French style, born 1733 at Freiburg; Johann Fischer (1646-1716), a German violinist, keyboardist and composer of the Baroque era; Edwin Fischer was a Swiss pianist, who was famous for his interpretations of Bach and Beethoven. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Berlach (1656-1723) and Johann Michael Fischer (1691-1766) exerted great influence on the Baroque architecture of the time. Fischer was a family of singers of the 18th and 19th centuries. The founder was Ludwig, a Bass, of whom Otto Jahn speaks as 'an artist...
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United States Fischel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fischel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Fischel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
Fischel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Fischel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Hersch Fischel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Julius Fischel, aged 34, who arrived in New York, NY in 1860 [1]
  • Miritz Fischel, aged 35, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1868 [1]
  • Moritz Fischel, aged 35, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fischel (post 1700) +

  • Harry Fischel (1865-1948), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Leon A. Fischel, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Senate 17th District, 1937-38 [2]
  • Mario Fischel, German actor

The Fischel 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook