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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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Where is the Fisk family from?

You can see how Fisk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fisk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fisk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 172 Fisk families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Fisk's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fisk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fisk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fisk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fisk. 18% of Fisk men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Fisk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fisk were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Fisk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Fisk. For the veterans among your Fisk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fisk lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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