Hersch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hersch family

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.

Important Dates for the Hersch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hersch research. Another 134 words (10 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.

Hersch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hersch family (pre 1700)

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Hersch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hersch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Hersch, aged 22, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Hersch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Hersch, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1832 [1]
  • Bernhard Hersch, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Gumpel Hersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Phillip Hersch, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Jacob Hersch, who landed in Mississippi in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hersch (post 1700)

  • Mary E. A. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 [2]
  • Joseph J. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948, 1964 [2]
  • Joseph Hersch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1932 [2]
  • John G. Hersch, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1899-1900 [2]
  • Jerry J. Hersch, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 37th District, 1975 [2]
  • Charles H. Hersch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [2]
  • Sir Hersch Lauterpacht QC (1897-1960), member of the United Nations' International Law Commission from 1952 to 1954, eponym of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge
  • Sir Hersch Lauterpacht (1897-1960), English lawyer

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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