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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



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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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.

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