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The name Fisk is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a fisherman or someone who sold fish. The surname Fisk also has a nickname origin, in which case the original bearer had certain characteristics that resembled a fish.

Fisk Early Origins



The surname Fisk was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. A landholder of the name Fisc is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 in the county of Suffolk near Laxfield, anciently known in Saxon geography of Suffolk as Laxefelda.

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Fisk Spelling Variations


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Fisk Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Fisk are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fisk include Fisk, Ffiske, Fiske, Fisc and others.

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Fisk Early History


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Fisk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fisk research. Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1519, 1637, and 1643 are included under the topic Early Fisk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fisk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fisk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fisk 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Fisk or a variant listed above:

Fisk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Caspar Fisk settled in Delaware in 1693
  • Casper Fisk, who arrived in Delaware in 1693

Fisk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Fisk settled in Maryland in 1744

Fisk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. B. Fisk settled in New York in 1821
  • H Fisk, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • Mrs. Fisk, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • Richard Fisk, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Paul Fisk, who landed in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fisk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Fisk, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Francis George Fisk arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Bridgett Fisk arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Thomas Fisk arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1848
  • Sarah Fisk, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fisk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Clement Fisk, aged 26, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Jane Fisk, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Charles John Fisk, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Jane S. Fisk, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fisk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fisk (post 1700)



  • Stephen Gregory "Greg" Fisk (1945-2015), American politician, 13th Mayor of Juneau, Alaska in 2015
  • A. C. Fisk, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1868; Member of Republican National Committee from Mississippi, 1868-72
  • A. R. Fisk, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868
  • Andrew J. Fisk, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Helena, Montana, 1898-1902
  • Archie C. Fisk, American politician, Representative from New York 15th District, 1896
  • Arthur G. Fisk, American Republican politician, Postmaster at San Francisco, California, 1903-13
  • Blake C. Fisk (1873-1967), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1923-26; Member of Minnesota State Senate 3rd District; Elected 1930
  • C. A. Fisk, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912
  • C. J. Fisk, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1924
  • Charles Dudley Blake Fisk (b. 1850), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Twenty-Fifth Suffolk District, 1905, 1907; Member of Massachusetts State Senate, 1908-09
  • ... (Another 47 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Fisk


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Suggested Readings for the name Fisk



  • Random Recollections by Brenton H. Dickson.
  • Stories of the Fisk Families by Lalia Estey Fiske.

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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: Macte Virtute Sic Itur Ad Astra
Motto Translation: So to the stars we go.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Fisk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fisk 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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