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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hershberger 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.

Hershberger Early Origins



The surname Hershberger 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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Hershberger Spelling Variations


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Hershberger Spelling Variations



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

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Hershberger Early History


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Hershberger Early History



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

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Hershberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hershberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hershberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Hirsch, who came to Philadelphia in 1731; as did Peter Hirsch in the same year, as well as Simon Hirsch in 1740 and Martin Hirsch in 1749; Adolph Hirsch, who came to Texas in 1859.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hershberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hershberger (post 1700)



  • Willard McKee Hershberger (1910-1940), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1938 to 1940
  • Pete Hershberger (b. 1949), American Republican Party politician, Member of the Arizona House of Representatives (2001-)
  • Norman Michael "Mike" Hershberger (1939-2012), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago White Sox from 1961 to 1971
  • Sally Hershberger, famous American hair stylist
  • Guy F. Hershberger (1896-1989), American Mennonite theologian, educator, historian, and prolific author
  • Ross E. Hershberger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1956, 1958

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hershberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hershberger 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 10 June 2016 at 14:41.

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