When James Warford Fisher was born in 1804, in Wilsonville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States, his father, Heinrich Peter Fisher, was 43 and his mother, Deborah Warford, was 34. He married Levisa Booth on 13 July 1828, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 March 1847, in Prairie Creek, Prairie Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 43.
English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .
English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.
Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .
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