When Robert E. Fisher was born on 2 May 1872, in Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, James S Fisher, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Brantlett, was 41. He married Mary Etta Dodd in 1893, in Mason, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Caprock, Lea, New Mexico, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 March 1952, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Grit, Mason, Texas, 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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