Fisher Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Fisher Family History

If you are conducting some Fisher family history research then you can view the Fisher coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Fisher surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


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The Fisher ancient family history was found in the archives.

Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Fisher include Fish, Fishe and Fishman. Meaning 'the fisher', one who obtained his living from fishing, this name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Robert le Fyscer, of Buckinghamshire, England, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the year 1273 and a Michael Fysser who was a Bailie of Perth, Scotland in the year 1334. Radolpus Fysche was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379 and a Robert le Fissh, County Somerset, was recorded in 'Kirby's Quest', in the reign of Edward III. The name in Ireland is numerous throughout the four Provinces, especially Ulster, where it was introduced from England and Scotland centuries ago.The Fisher family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Fisher descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Fisher Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Indented Line Represents Fire
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Plate Representing a Silver Coin
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