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  • Abiah Colburne (1589 - d.)
  • Abigail "Alice" Baker (1646 - 1724)
    Abigail Fisher Baker BIRTH 2 Jun 1646 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 14 Jan 1724 (aged 77) - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, ...
  • Abigail Fisher (bef.1623 - 1683)
    Abigail Marrett Fisher BIRTH 11 May 1623 Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England DEATH 11 Oct 1683 (aged 60) Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Daughter of Thomas Marrett and Susanna...
  • Abigail Fisher (1669 - 1747)
    Children of Richard Ellis and Elizabeth French, born in Dedham, Mass. : ix. Abigail, b. 5 July 1669; m. Ebenezer Ellis. [SIC: Fisher] *

About the Fisher surname

Fisher Name Meaning 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. 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’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden. Mistranslation of French Poissant, meaning ‘powerful’, but understood as poisson ‘fish’ (see Poisson), and assimilated to the more frequent English name.

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