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Fishwick is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Fishwick family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Fishwick family lived in Lancashire. The family takes its name from a town in this county by the name of Fishwick. This place-name is derived from the Old English fisc, which means fish, and wic which means outlying farm. This hamlet, which was located on the River Ribble, was formerly known as Fiscuic.

Fishwick Early Origins



The surname Fishwick was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They were apparently Lords of the manor of Fishwick, anciently Fiscuic, a hamlet on the creek of the River Ribble. The early records of this family were lost. Nevertheless they are recorded in the Domesday Book and we must presume this fishing tribe were either of Norman or Viking origin.

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Fishwick Spelling Variations


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Fishwick Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Fishwicke, Fishwick, Fisherwick, Fishewick and many more.

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Fishwick Early History


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Fishwick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fishwick research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1150 is included under the topic Early Fishwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fishwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fishwick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fishwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Fishwick or a variant listed above:

Fishwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Fishwick, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Fishwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Fishwick settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • Hugh Fishwick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Fishwick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E Fishwick landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fishwick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fishwick (post 1700)



  • John Palmer Fishwick (1916-2010), American railroad executive, chief executive of Norfolk and Western Railway
  • Marshall Fishwick (1923-2006), American scholar, professor, writer, editor and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of both the American Studies and Popular Culture programs at Virginia Tech
  • Jeanne Fishwick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004
  • Harold "Tatto" Fishwick (b. 1891), English footballer who played from 1907 to 1913
  • Tom Silvester Fishwick (1876-1950), English cricketer who played from 1896 to 1909
  • Albert Edward "Bert" Fishwick (1899-1961), English footballer who scored 61 goals in 188 league games from 1923 to 1933

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Fishwick Historic Events


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Fishwick Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edmund Fishwick (1874-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Fishwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fishwick 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 24 December 2016 at 06:04.

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