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Fishay is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a somone who worked with fish. As one would expect, it is derived from the Old English word fisc, which meant fish.

Fishay Early Origins



The surname Fishay was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Fishay Spelling Variations


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Fishay Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fishay has appeared include Fish, Fishe and others.

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Fishay Early History


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Fishay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishay research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1658, 1614 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Fishay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fishay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fishay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fishay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fishay In Ireland


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Fishay In Ireland



Some of the Fishay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fishay arrived in North America very early: William Fish who settled in Connecticut in 1630; John Fish settled in Boston in 1630; Gabriel Fish settled in New Hampshire in 1632; Christopher Fish settled in Barbados in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Fishay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fishay 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 18 September 2012 at 09:53.

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