When John Bowers Fiske was born on 31 August 1804, in Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Micah Fiske, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Bowers, was 28. He married Mary Ireland on 6 November 1831, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 June 1852, at the age of 47.
Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in western Norway, named from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ + -e from vin ‘meadow’.
English (East Anglia): variant of Fisk .