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Type Surname (from occupation & from location)

Meaning & History

From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
Added 2/13/2014 by ComradeJocasta
Edited 7/7/2018 by Beautiful Victory, Frollein Gladys, Ora and more