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"FISHER. From the occupation, Old English (Anglo-Saxon) fscere, Middle English fischere, a fisherman. In Latin charters rendered piscator. Robert dominus Piscator, burgess of Perth, 1292 (Milne, p. 5). Michael Fysser who appears in record in 1344 (RMS., i, 196) as bailie of Perth is probably the Michaele Fisser recorded in 1338 (Keir, 198). Donald Fyschar witnessed an Atholl charter of 1455 (Athole, p. 708), Andro Fischar was admitted burgess of Lanark in 1488 (Lanark, p. 4), Constancius Fichar was tenant in barony of Carstairs in 1513 (Rental), and Thomas Fyschiar was one of the bailies of Edinburgh in 1603 (Laing, 1459). In a number of cases, particularly about Perthshire, this surname is used as an Englishing of MACINESKER, q.v. Malcolm Fisher witnessed a sasine of the lands of Balnacard, 1514 (Grandtutty, I, p. 48). Feichear 1560, Fischair 1546, Fischare 1509, Fischear 1606; Fyscher. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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