Thos. Fisher

about 1730–
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thos.

Thos. Fisher was born about 1730, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Ann Greaves on 9 December 1750, in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thos. Fisher
1730–
Ann Greaves
1730–
Marriage: 9 December 1750

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 December 1750
Ulverston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

World Events (3)

1815

Age 85

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 93

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 95

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

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)

  • Thos. Fisher, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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