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
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
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
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