The German state of Saxony
, where the distinguished surname Fisherman arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony
derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the Fisherman family
The surname Fisherman was first found in Saxony
, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Fisherman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fisherman research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1646, 1720, 1646, 1716, 1656, 1723, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Fisherman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fisherman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fischer, Ficher, Fisscher, Fisher, Fissher, Fisch, Fish, Fische and many more.
Early Notables of the Fisherman family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Fisherman at this time were Johann Fischer (1646-1720) was a composer in the French style; Johann Fischer (1646-1716), a German violinist, keyboardist and composer of the Baroque era; Edwin Fischer... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fisherman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fisherman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Fischer, who arrived in New York in 1708; as well as Sebastian Fischer, who came in 1710-11; they were among the first of the many bearers of the name to arrive on the North American continent in the 18th and 19th century. Johann Heinrich Fischer came to Philadelphia in 1733.
The Fisherman Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vorwärts in Treu und Wahreit
Motto Translation: Forward in faithful and truth