George Fisher

26 October 1600–
Pluckley, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Fisher was christened on 26 October 1600, in Pluckley, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Fisher, was 37 and his mother, Benetta Dering, was 32.

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Family Time Line

John Fisher
1563–1628
Benetta Dering
1568–1645
Mary Fisher
1577–1639
Elizabeth Fisher
1596–1641
Alexander Fisher
1597–1615
George Fisher
1600–
John Fisher II
1601–1639
Henry Fisher
1603–

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Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • George Fisher, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"

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