. The name literally means "deer, hart," and is likely of
origin. The initial bearer of the name was probably a herdsman or a keeper of deer.
, 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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of this family name include: Hirsch, Hirsche, Hirschel, Hirsh, Hersch, Herschel and many more.
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.