When Elisha Monroe Fisher was born on 29 July 1836, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, his father, John E. Fisher, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Hurt, was 27. He married Olivia Melissa Williamson on 20 July 1869, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in District 3, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 18 June 1896, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fisher Cemetery, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.
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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