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Fiske Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in western Norway named from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ + -e from vin ‘meadow’. English (East Anglia): variant of Fisk .

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


Similar surnames: Fisk, Fish, Fosse, Rike, Bise, Iske, Ficke, Faske, Fink, Fishel

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Where is the Fiske family from?

You can see how Fiske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fiske family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fiske families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 88 Fiske families living in Massachusetts. This was about 64% of all the recorded Fiske's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Fiske families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fiske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fiske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fiske. 10% of Fiske men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Fiske women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fiske were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Fiske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fiske census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fiske. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Fiske. For the veterans among your Fiske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fiske lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fiske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fiske in 1941 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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