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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hersh 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.

Hersh Early Origins



The surname Hersh 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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Hersh Spelling Variations


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Hersh Spelling Variations



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

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Hersh Early History


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Hersh Early History



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

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Hersh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hersh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Hersh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Hersh, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Simon Hersh, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Mary Catharine Hersh, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Hersh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B Hersh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hersh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hersh (post 1700)



  • McClellan Hersh, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1899-1900
  • Grier Hersh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Franklin H. Hersh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Claude Hersh, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Hersh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hersh 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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