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Fischer Family History

Fischer Name Meaning
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, from Fisch + the agent suffix -er. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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150,060 Military Records
107,286 Immigration Records
238,572 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Fischer Families

  • Number of Fischer families
     737 - 1,472
     246 - 736
     1 - 245
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fischer families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fischer families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fischer Family Origin

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Fischer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fischer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Fischer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fischer census records

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Fischer Civil War Service Records

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