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Fish Family History

Fish Name Meaning
English: from Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Fisch.

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

415,147 Historical Documents with Fish on Ancestry.com
128,741 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,494 Military Records
4,244 Immigration Records
164,518 Census and Voter Lists
102,150 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fish Families

  • Number of Fish families
     447 - 891
     150 - 446
     1 - 149
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fish families
     879 - 1,755
     294 - 878
     1 - 293
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fish families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fish census records

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Fish Family Origin

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Fish Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fish

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Fish Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fish census records

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Fish Civil War Service Records

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