Fiske

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Fiske is a surname of Scandinavian origins.

According to Burke's Peerage, "The family of Fiske has long flourished in the counties of Norfolk (recorded as landowners in the Domesday Book) and Suffolk [in England], and derives from the old Norse name of Fiskr. Legend holds that they arrived with the invading forces of Olaf Tryggvason, King of Norway, at the Battle of Maldon on the Blackwater River in Essex in 991 A.D. Daniel Fisk, of Laxfield is mentioned in a document issued by King John, confirming a grant of land in Digneveton (Dennington), made by the Duke of Lorraine to the men of Laxfield 1 May 1208."[1]

The name may refer to several people:

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  1. ^ Burke's Peerage & Gentry: 'Fiske Harrison of Layer de la Haye'