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  • Abigail Fiske (1678 - 1710)
    . Benjamin Fiske (1683 - 1785) . Abigail Bowen (1688 - 1710) Benjamin Fiske. Born ca 1683 in Wenham, MA. Benjamin died on 14 Feb 1765 in Scituate, RI. On 24 Jul 1701 Benjamin married Abigail Bowen,...
  • Abigail Fiske (1774 - 1855)
    Abigail Fiske was born in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire on July 12, 1774. She married in 1796 with JONATHAN TAYLOR. He died Dec. 17, 1842 in Deerfield, New Hampshire; she died Jan. 24, 1855 ...
  • Abigail Fiske (1710 - 1752)
    From Descendants of William Mead: Working file of Mary Lou Cook, updated 4 June 2011 Abigail or Charity Mead (b. Jul. 17, 1710), daughter of David, granddaughter of John, great granddaughter of Wil...
  • Anne Fiske (1453 - 1525)
  • Anne Pulman Fiske (c.1553 - c.1620)
    Source: presence of this person in our line should be considered extremely questionable due to lack of support for the claimed parentage of Alexander Holton b. c. 1700. William and Alice had the foll...

About the Fiske surname

Many Fisk and Fiske families can trace their lineage to around 1200 to Eastern England, and there are several theories for the ancient origin of the names. One theory suggests that in all probability the Fisk and Fiske names originated in Scandinavia. The name Fisk means fish in Norwegian, Swedish, and Frisian. (In the 5th century the tribe of the Frisians inhabited the whole North Sea coast from the Rhine to the Elbe, and probably exercised some influence on the languages of the other tribes in that area.) Fiske is a Danish alternative spelling for fish. The Vikings invaded eastern England around 800, and many settled there. Many present-day Fisk and Fiske families can trace their roots to the eastern counties of Suffolk and Norfolk in England.

Another theory suggests the original name was Fisc, which is an older form of Fish. Others suggest the name Fisc had to do with tax collection, so they may have been tax collectors.

Yet another theory maintains the names Fisk or Fiske were named after a profession, namely a fisherman, or the name could have come from a place connected with fishing. http://www.fisk-fiskefamilyassociation.com/