Hershkowitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Hershkowitz 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 Hershkowitz family

The surname Hershkowitz 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.

Early History of the Hershkowitz family

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

Hershkowitz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hershkowitz family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hershkowitz family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Hershkowitz (post 1700) +

  • Sylvia Hershkowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [1]
  • Abram Hershkowitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1935, 1936 [1]


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


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