Humanities › History & Culture "Fisher" Surname Meaning and Surname Origin Share Flipboard Email Print Linda Garrison History & Culture Genealogy Surnames Basics Genealogy Fun Vital Records Around the World American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Kimberly Powell Genealogy Expert Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. She teaches at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. our editorial process Kimberly Powell Updated February 28, 2019 "FISHER" is an occupational surname from the Old English fiscare, meaning "fisherman." FISCHER is a common German spelling. FISHER is the 95th most common surname in England. The German variant, FISCHER, is the 4th most common surname in Germany. Surname Origin: English, German and French Alternate Surname Spellings: FISCHER Famous People with the Surname FISHER or FISCHER Eddie Fisher - American singer and entertainerAmy Fisher - The "Long Island Lolita," mistress of Joey ButtafuocoIrving Fisher - American economist and authorHerman Guy Fisher - co-founder of the popular toy brand Fisher-Price Genealogy Resources for the Surname FISHER Common English Surnames and Their MeaningsUncover the meaning of your English last name with this free guide to English surnames meanings and origins. The Fisher Genealogy: A record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony, and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1630-1640This book on the Fisher family genealogy of Dedham, Massachusetts, can be previewed online or downloaded as a Google e-book for free reading. Fisher Family Genealogy ForumSearch this popular genealogy forum for the Fisher surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Fisher query. FamilySearch - FISHER GenealogyFind records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Fisher surname and its variations. FISHER Surname & Family Mailing ListsRootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Fisher surname. Cousin Connect - FISHER Genealogy QueriesRead or post genealogy queries for the surname Fisher, and sign up for free notification when new Fisher queries are added. References: Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967. Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989. Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003. Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.