When Rachel Fisher was born in 1783, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Fisher Sr, was 44 and her mother, Anna Maria Shadacre, was 38. She married Johannes Oster in 1802, in Thornhill, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 August 1853, in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in York, Ontario, Canada.
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 .