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The ancient name of Fysh finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a somone who worked with fish. As one would expect, it is derived from the Old English word fisc, which meant fish.

Fysh Early Origins



The surname Fysh was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Fysh Spelling Variations


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Fysh Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fysh family name include Fish, Fishe and others.

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Fysh Early History


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Fysh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fysh research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1658, 1614 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Fysh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fysh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fysh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fysh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fysh In Ireland


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Fysh In Ireland



Some of the Fysh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fysh surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Fish who settled in Connecticut in 1630; John Fish settled in Boston in 1630; Gabriel Fish settled in New Hampshire in 1632; Christopher Fish settled in Barbados in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fysh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fysh (post 1700)



  • Sir Hudson Fysh (1895-1974), Australian aviator and founder of QANTAS
  • Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh (1895-1974), Australian aviator, and businessman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Fysh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fysh 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 March 2017 at 05:30.

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