As everyone knows, surnames are often adopted for convenience and are not of long heritage. Fishburn is an example, being also a place name in the English Lake District. There is or was until recent times, a Lord Fishburn. Hr can be looked up in Debrett's Peerage by the curious. The Israeli Fishburns are Jewish families whose forbear Louis (Arieh Leib) Fishburn's father hailed from Vienna and was, we are told originally Fishbein. The name was anglicised by the English branch of the family, therefore no connection with any English natives of same surname.
Posted by Meira Fishburn in Israel