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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 America. 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, who settled in Delaware in 1693
  • Casper Fisk, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Fisk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Fisk, who settled in Maryland in 1744

Fisk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. B. Fisk, who settled in New York in 1821
  • H Fisk, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. Fisk, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Fisk, who arrived in New York in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Paul Fisk, who landed in New York in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalArcher.gif
  • Sarah Fisk, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml
  • ... (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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Jane Fisk, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Charles John Fisk, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Jane S. Fisk, aged 1, who 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
  • Clinton Bowen Fisk (1828-1890), American merchant, miller, banker, and Union Army brigadier general, eponym of Fisk University
  • James Fisk (1910-1981), American President of Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Jack Fisk (b. 1934), American film director and actor
  • James Fisk (1834-1872), American financial speculator
  • James Fisk (1763-1844), American politician from Vermont, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Eliot Fisk (b. 1954), American classical guitarist
  • Willbur Fisk (1792-1839), American clergyman and educator
  • Schuyler Fisk (b. 1982), American actress
  • Jason Fisk (b. 1972), American NFL football player
  • ... (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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalArcher.gif
  5. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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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.

This page was last modified on 6 January 2016 at 17:15.

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