The name Fishe finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a somone who worked with fish. As one would expect, it is derived from the Old English word fisc,
which meant fish.
Early Origins of the Fishe family
The surname Fishe was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fishe family
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Fishe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fishe has been recorded under many different variations, including Fish, Fishe and others.
Early Notables of the Fishe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fishe family to Ireland
Some of the Fishe 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.
Migration of the Fishe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fishe or a variant listed above:
Fishe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Fishe, who landed in North Carolina in 1766 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)