When Bethiah Fisher was born about 1755, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, Jeremiah Fisher, was 21 and her mother, Eliza Miller, was 17. She married Gilbert Griffin Purdy on 26 March 1781, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 October 1838, in Malagash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84.
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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