Origins Available: English, Jewish
Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone 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 Fishel family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fishel family
Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1658, 1614 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Fishel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fishel Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Fishel are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fishel include Fish, Fishe and others.
Early Notables of the Fishel family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fishel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fishel family to Ireland
Some of the Fishel 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 Fishel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Fishel or a variant listed above:
Fishel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Fishel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Fishel Family Crest Products