The name Fishey is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to 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 Fishey family
The surname Fishey 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 Fishey family
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Fishey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fishey include Fish, Fishe and others.
Early Notables of the Fishey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fishey family to Ireland
Some of the Fishey 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 Fishey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fishey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.