Hi, its a English name we come from England I have a plake that I purchased in NJ. It comes with a certificate of authency! The English family name is considered by sholars to be of habilalion orgin. Habilalion names are those family names which are derived from either the location of the place of residense of the initial bearer or from the name of the town or village from hence we hailed.In this particular case the name Fishpaw derives from the old English term fisc meaning Fish.Which means we dwelled near a stream where there was a abundance of fish. Variants of the surname Fishpaw include Fishpaugh,fishborne and Fishbaugh.One of the earliest records is a record of one Ruth Amabell Fishbaugh who was born in Dover in 1825. Research is still going on in search of ealier records Mordecai Fishpaw birth took place in maryland in 1787 and the christening of Caleb Fishpaw son of John and Mary Fishpaw was celebrated in Baltimore on the 8th of may 1796. Of course you know this is just some of the information I have.