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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hershman 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.

Hershman Early Origins



The surname Hershman 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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Hershman Spelling Variations


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Hershman Spelling Variations



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

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Hershman Early History


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Hershman Early History



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

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Hershman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hershman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hershman 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 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 Hershman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hershman (post 1700)



  • O. S. Hershman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Lily Hershman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944
  • J. B. Hershman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952
  • David Hershman, American Democrat politician, Burgess of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, 1955-60; Defeated, 1941

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Hershman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hershman 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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