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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.

Fishman Early Origins



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.

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Fishman Spelling Variations


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Fishman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fischer, Ficher, Fisscher, Fisher, Fissher, Fisch, Fish, Fische and many more.

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Fishman Early History


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Fishman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishman 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 Fishman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fishman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fishman Early Notables (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...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fishman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fishman (post 1700)


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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 ling Uist 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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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Fishman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fishman 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 22 August 2016 at 10:30.

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