When George Lee Fisher was born on 27 May 1897, in Mappsville, Accomack, Virginia, United States, his father, George Madison Fisher, was 35 and his mother, Mary Josephine Wessells, was 32. He had at least 2 sons with Beulah V E Hastings. He lived in Metompkin, Accomack, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Atlantic District, Accomack, Virginia, United States for about 10 years.
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 .