Fiser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fiser family

The surname Fiser was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth, and held great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Fiser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fiser research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1547 is included under the topic Early Fiser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fiser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Visser, Vissers, Vissere, Vesser, Vessler, Vasser, Vasseur, Fiser and many more.

Early Notables of the Fiser family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Fiser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fiser migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fiser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nickell Fiser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Wendel Fiser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Johannes Theis Fiser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
Fiser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jan Fiser, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fiser (post 1700)

  • John Calvin Fiser (1838-1876), American merchant and soldier who served as an officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War
  • Ladek C. "Lud" Fiser (1908-1990), American football and baseball player and coach
  • Ivana Fiser (1905-1967), Croatian Jewish conductor

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Citations

  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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