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The Lish surname is thought to have derived from the Slavic word "litsch," which meant "wild;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname for a wild or unruly person. The surname many also have evolved from any of several places, such as Lisch in Holstein; or Lischau in East Prussia.

Lish Early Origins



The surname Lish was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential name.

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Lish Spelling Variations


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Lish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lischer, Lisch, Lischke, Lischka, Lischeid, Lissek, Lissak, Litsch, Litscher, Litschke, Litschka, Litschko, Lischy, Liske, Lisko, Liskov, Liskow and many more.

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Lish Early History


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Lish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lish research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1701, 1736, 1740, 1749, 1760, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Lish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lish Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Lish were Christian Liscow (1701-1760) from Mecklenburg, who was a prominent writer of satires. In 1736 he entered the service...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lish 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Lish, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755

Lish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip August Lish, who arrived in Mississippi in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lish (post 1700)



  • John F. Lish, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1928
  • Ira M. Lish, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1920
  • Frank Lish, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1912

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lish 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 4 November 2015 at 13:29.

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