Origins Available: English
Fishier is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person who worked as a fisherman.
Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old English word fischer.
Early Origins of the Fishier family
The surname Fishier was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fishier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishier research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1683, 1661, 1605, 1665, 1616, 1693, 1655, 1705, 1702, 1623, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Fishier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fishier Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fishier were recorded, including Fisher, Fischer and others.
Early Notables of the Fishier family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Fisher; Sir Robert Fisher, 1st Baronet
of Great Packington, Warwickshire; and his son, Sir Clement Fisher, 2nd Baronet
(1613-1683), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Coventry (1661); Samuel Fisher (1605-1665) was an English Quaker controversialist from Northampton; Payne Fisher (1616-1693)... Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fishier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fishier family to Ireland
Some of the Fishier family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 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 Fishier family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fishier arrived in North America very early: Edward Fisher who settled in Virginia in 1623; Gabriel Fisher settled in Virginia in 1635; Henry Fisher settled in Virginia in 1623 with his wife and children.
The Fishier 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: Respice finem
Motto Translation: Regard the end.