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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.

Early Origins of the Hershman family


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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Early History of the Hershman family

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Early History of the Hershman family


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 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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Early Notables of the Hershman family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hershman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hershman family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hershman family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lily Hershman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. B. Hershman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Hershman, American Democrat politician, Burgess of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, 1955-60; Defeated, 1941 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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

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