Fishman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Fishman 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 Fishman family
The surname Fishman 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.
Important Dates for the Fishman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishman research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1646, 1720, 1646, 1716, 1656, 1723, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Fishman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fishman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fischer, Ficher, Fisscher, Fisher, Fissher, Fisch, Fish, Fische and many more.
Early Notables of the Fishman family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Fishman 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...
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Migration of the Fishman family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fishman (post 1700)
- Jay S. Fishman (1952-2016), American businessman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies
- Joshua Aaron Fishman (1926-2015), American linguist who specialized in the sociology of language, language planning, bilingual education, and language and ethnicity
- Jon Fishman (b. 1965), American drummer best known for his work with the band Phish
- Samuel William Fishman (1913-1975), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1957-61; Member of Vermont State Senate from Addison County, 1963 
- Samuel Fishman, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1916 
- Sam Fishman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972, 1980, 1984; Member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1973-81, 1984 
- Paul J. Fishman (b. 1957), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 2009- 
- Joelle R. Fishman (b. 1947), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982; Candidate for Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, 1975, 1977 
- George Fishman (1917-2009), American politician, Candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1985 
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