Fiske Family History

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Fiske Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in western Norway, named from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ + vin ‘meadow’. Danish: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’. English: 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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Fiske Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fiske name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fiske. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Fiske Family Origin

Where is the Fiske family from?

Fiske Family Occupations

What did your Fiske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fiske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Fiske's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fiske. A less common occupation for the Fiske family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer


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Fiske Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Fiske Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fiske ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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