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Multiple Origins for the Surname Fischer


German


The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Fischer 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.

Fischer Early Origins



The surname Fischer 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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Fischer Spelling Variations


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Fischer Spelling Variations



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

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Fischer Early History


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Fischer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fischer 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 Fischer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fischer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fischer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Fischer 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 Fischer 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:

Fischer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Fischer, who landed in America in 1693

Fischer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • A Sybilla Fischer, who landed in America in 1701
  • Johannes Fischer arrived in New York in 1708
  • Sebastian Fischer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Sebastian Fischer came to New York in 1710-11
  • Johan Michael Fischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fischer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Heinr Fischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Cristian W Fischer, aged 2, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Catharine. Fischer, aged 11, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • John G Fischer, aged 17, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • John, Fischer Sr., aged 40, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fischer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eva Fischer, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Lydia Fischer, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Magdalena Fischer, aged 25, arrived in America in 1901
  • Bernhard Julius Fischer, who arrived in Alabama in 1913

Fischer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Fischer, who arrived in Canada in 1777
  • Caspar Fischer arrived in Canada in 1783

Fischer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Franz Fischer, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  • Anthony Fischer arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  • Johann Julias Angus Fischer arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"
  • August Fischer, aged 42, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Victoria"

Fischer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dominic Fischer, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Lena Fischer, aged 39, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Adolf Fischer, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Julia Fischer, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Jacob Fischer, aged 44, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fischer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fischer (post 1700)



  • Jack David Fischer (b. 1974), American test pilot and a NASA astronaut candidate
  • David Joseph Fischer (b. 1939), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Seychelles, 1982-85
  • David Fischer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Dave Fischer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 2002
  • Celia M. Fischer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Bruno Fischer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1934, 1935; Candidate for New York State Senate 12th District, 1938
  • Bert Fischer, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1935; Defeated, 1935
  • Ben Fischer, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1938
  • Amy Fischer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000
  • Donald P. Fischer, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1961-73 (acting, 1961-64)
  • ... (Another 64 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fischer Historic Events


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Fischer Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Eberhard Thelander Fischer (d. 1912), aged 18, Swedish Third Class passenger from BjorkebergaBjörkeberga, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Fischer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fischer 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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