Last name: FISH

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FISH : This last name is indexed 164,881 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FISH : 1: English: from Middle English fish fisch fisk ‘fish’ (Old English fisc Old Norse fiskr) a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.2: Americanized form of German Fisch and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. The surname of Jewish and German origin is also found in Britain.3: Americanized form (translation into English) of French Poisson ‘fish’.4: Americanized form (mistranslation into English) of French Poissant meaning ‘powerful strong vigorous’ but understood as poisson ‘fish’.

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