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The roots of the distinguished German surname Harshberger lie in Silesia. The name literally means "deer, hart," and is likely of occupational origin. The initial bearer of the name was probably a herdsman or a keeper of deer.

Harshberger Early Origins



The surname Harshberger was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Harshberger Spelling Variations


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Harshberger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hirsch, Hirsche, Hirschel, Hirsh, Hersch, Herschel and many more.

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Harshberger Early History


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Harshberger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harshberger research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1808, 1818, 1831, 1869, 1888, and 1896 are included under the topic Early Harshberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harshberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harshberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harshberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harshberger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dema Harshberger, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1909
  • John W. Harshberger, aged 53, who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1922
  • Helen Harshberger, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1923
  • Jane Harshberger, aged 15, who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1923
  • John Harshberger, aged 34, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harshberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harshberger (post 1700)



  • John W. Harshberger (1869-1929), American botanist who first coined the term "Ethnobotany" (1895)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Harshberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harshberger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2014 at 12:25.

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