Fisher Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fisher Name Meaning: An occupational name derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'fiscare' or 'fischer' meaning 'fisherman'.

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

Fisher Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fisher family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 924
Female Servant 716
Independent 550
Labourer 295
Farmer 269
Male Servant 233
Shoe Maker 119
Ag Labourer 97
Tailor 96
Carpenter 86
Weaver 86
Dress Maker 77
Coal Miner 65
Blacksmith 62
Butcher 58
Servant 56
Independant 54
Clerk 53
Pupil 51
Ag Lab 51
Pauper 50
Apprentice 47
Gardener 46
Painter 43
Frame Work Knitter 39

Fisher Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fisher 100% 239,486
2 Fischer 86% 1,575
3 Fosher 83% 364
4 Fesher 83% 271
5 Fasher 83% 122

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

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