Fish Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fish Name Meaning: An occupational name derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'fische' meaning 'fish',someone who was a 'catcher' or 'seller' of fish.

Usually given to a person who's occupation was a fisherman but also sometimes used as a name for some who resided close to a fish dam/weir.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Fish Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fish family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 96
Female Servant 79
Weaver 75
Independent 67
Labourer 47
Cotton Weaver 46
Farmer 37
Shoe Maker 30
Male Servant 28
Ag Labourer 26
Coal Miner 19
Power Loom Weaver 19
Apprentice 15
Tailor 14
Mariner 13
Sawyer 13
Collier 13
Pauper 11
Blacksmith 10
Butcher 10
Laundress 9
Publican 9
Dress Maker 9
Calico Printer 8
Cotton Piecer 8

Fish Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fish 100% 41,888
2 Fosh 75% 738
3 Faish 80% 404
4 Fishe 80% 114

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The surname Fish is the most popular version of all its varients

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