When Robert Fisher was born on 20 June 1908, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Edmund James Fisher, was 45 and his mother, Anna Francis Vanous, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Loretta Irene Klema. He lived in Eastman, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 January 1988, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79.
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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