Last Name FISHER

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Meaning The fisher. one who obtained his living by fishing.
A fisherman.
Origin English, Scottish, Jewish, Arabic, Russian, French, Greek, Polish, Irish, Lebanese, Falkland, Maori, Amish, Austrian, Belgian, Malawian, South african, Hungarian

Rank 100 (2000 US census) 113 (1990 US census)
Count 210,279 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 84.59%, or 177875 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 11.28%, or 23719 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.42%, or 883 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.71%, or 1493 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.42%, or 2986 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.58%, or 3322 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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