George Fisher

18 September 1891–30 June 1969 (Age 77)
Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia

The Life of George

When George Fisher was born on 18 September 1891, in Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia, his father, James Fisher, was 49 and his mother, Eliza Strange, was 34. He died on 30 June 1969, in Gosnells, Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Fisher
1842–1899
Eliza Strange
1857–1937
Emma Mary Fisher
1879–1878
John Strange Fisher
1880–1916
Eliza Florence Fisher
1883–1884
James George Fisher
1885–1885
Evelyn Mary Fisher
1886–1953
James Edward Fisher
1889–1961
George Fisher
1891–1969
Daisy Victoria Fisher
1893–
Richard Collin Fisher
1897–

Parents and Siblings

    James Fisher

    Male1842–1899Male

    Eliza Strange

    Female1857–1937Female

siblings

(9)

    Emma Mary Fisher

    Female1879–1878Female

    John Strange Fisher

    Male1880–1916Male

    Eliza Florence Fisher

    Female1883–1884Female

    James George Fisher

    Male1885–1885Male

    Female1886–1953Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1892

Age 1

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 10

First Federal election.
1914

Age 23

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • George Fisher, "Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Fisher - Government record: birth: 18 September 1891; Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia

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