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The name Fishel is rooted in the ancient 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.

Fishel Early Origins



The surname Fishel 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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Fishel Spelling Variations


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Fishel Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Fishel Early History


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Fishel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishel research. 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.

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Fishel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fishel Early Notables (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.

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Fishel In Ireland


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Fishel In 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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

  • John Fishel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Adam Fishel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Fishel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fishel, aged 40, arrived in San Francisco, California in 1868

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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 Fishel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fishel 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 1 June 2014 at 17:17.

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