Fish Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Fisch.

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


Similar surnames: Fisch, Fisk, Wish, Fash, Rish, Fass, Biss, Bish, Rush, Mish

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Fish Family Origin

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Fish Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fish ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Fish occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Fish's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fish. A less common occupation for the Fish family was Labourer.

Source: Census data for Fish | Data not to scale

Fish Historical Records

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Fish Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Fish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fish in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fish

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