Dersch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dersch family

The surname Dersch was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Dersch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dersch research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1731 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Dersch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dersch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorsch, Dorsche, Dorsh, Dorshe, Dorst, Dosch, Dosche and many more.

Early Notables of the Dersch family (pre 1700)

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United States Dersch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dersch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Dreyf Dersch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Rudolph Dersch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]
  • Henrich Dersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Otto Dersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Dersch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Egbert Dersch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Christoph Dersch, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Catharina Dersch, aged 24, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854 [1]
  • K Marg Dersch, aged 58, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Henry Dersch, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Bremen" from Bremen, Germany [2]
Dersch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rudolph Dersch, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Santa Luisa" from West Coast, South America [3]
  • Bernardine Dersch, aged 61, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dersch (post 1700) +

  • Hans F. Dersch (b. 1967), American three-time gold medalist swimmer in the early 1990s, Olympic gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Games
  • Otto Dersch (b. 1848), German mathematician who worked in algebraic geometry
  • Doug Dersch (b. 1946), Canadian CFL football player who played from 1968 to 1972, winning the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1972


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65Y-Q6Y : 6 December 2014), Henry Dersch, 23 Aug 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Bremen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QK-CZK : 6 December 2014), Rudolph Dersch, 23 Feb 1919; citing departure port West Coast, South America, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Luisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66S-22V : 6 December 2014), Bernardine Dersch, 28 Jul 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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