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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hersch 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.

Hersch Early Origins



The surname Hersch 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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Hersch Spelling Variations


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Hersch Spelling Variations



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

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Hersch Early History


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Hersch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hersch 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 Hersch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hersch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hersch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hersch 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:

Hersch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Hersch, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739

Hersch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Hersch, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • Bernhard Hersch, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Gumpel Hersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Phillip Hersch, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Jacob Hersch, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hersch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hersch (post 1700)



  • Mary E. A. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Joseph J. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948, 1964
  • Joseph Hersch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1932
  • John G. Hersch, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1899-1900
  • Jerry J. Hersch, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 37th District, 1975
  • Charles H. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Hersch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hersch 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 6 November 2015 at 10:39.

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