Harshberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Harshberger family
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.
Early History of the Harshberger family
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Harshberger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hirsch, Hirsche, Hirschel, Hirsh, Hersch, Herschel and many more.
Early Notables of the Harshberger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harshberger family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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