Mariah J. Fisher

Brief Life History of Mariah J.

When Mariah J. Fisher was born in 1858, in Saint Patrick, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, John Stuart Fisher, was 35 and her mother, Mary Jane Hanson, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Stuart Fisher
1823–1900
Mary Jane Hanson
1835–
Mariah J. Fisher
1858–
George Fisher
1861–
John Franklin Fisher
1862–1917
Nettes Fisher
1865–
William Nelson Fisher
1867–1894
Georgina Alberta Fisher
1869–1928
Robert Fisher
1871–
Auguste Fisher
1873–
Lottie Fisher
1875–

Sources (2)

  • Maria J Fisher, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Mariah J Fisher, "New Brunswick Census, 1861"

World Events (5)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

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1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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