Fisk Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish in some way, from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ (cognate with Old English fisc).

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


Similar surnames: Fiske, Fish, Biss, Fink, Bick, Fass, Kirk, Finn, Risk, Zink

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Fisk Family Origin

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Fisk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fisk. A less common occupation for the Fisk family was Carpenter. The most common Fisk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Fisk's were Farmers.

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Fisk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Fisk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fisk in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fisk

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