Dorsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dorsch family

The surname Dorsch 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 Dorsch family

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Dorsch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dorsch family (pre 1700)

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Dorsch Ranking

In the United States, the name Dorsch is the 14,082nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Dorsch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Friederich Dorsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [2]
  • Johann Georg Dorsch, who landed in America in 1781 [2]
  • Christoph Dorsch, who landed in America in 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorsch (post 1700) +

  • Travis Dorsch (b. 1979), American NFL football placekicker and punter
  • Frederick J. Dorsch, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
  • Klaus Dorsch (b. 1962), German professional footballer
  • Franz Xaver Dorsch (1899-1986), German civil engineer
  • Käthe Dorsch (1890-1957), German actress

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  2. ^ 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) on Facebook