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Hirsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Jewish


The roots of the distinguished German surname Hirsch 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 Hirsch family


The surname Hirsch 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 Hirsch family


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Hirsch Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hirsch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hirsch family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Hirsch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Peter Hirsch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Simon Hirsch, who settled in Philadelphia Hirsch in 1740
  • Simon Hirsch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Conrad Hirsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Levy Hirsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Christian Hirsch, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Hirsch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jerome Hirsch, aged 17, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Simon Hirsch, aged 5, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ludwig Hirsch, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hirsch (post 1700)


  • Nate Hirsch (1947-2016), American sports broadcaster, the "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles", inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, the Statesboro High Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Southern Hall of Fame
  • Charles Sidney Hirsch (1937-2016), American forensic pathologist, Chief Medical Examiner of New York City from 1989 until 2013
  • Jack Hirsch (b. 1941), American former college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins
  • Paul Hirsch (b. 1945), Academy Award-winning American motion picture editor
  • Judd Hirsch (b. 1935), American Academy Award nominated film and television actor perhaps best known for his role in "Taxi"
  • Kurt August Hirsch (1906-1986), German mathematician
  • Robert Hirsch (1925-2017), French comedian and actor, known for Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre, Le Misanthrope and The Caretaker, César Award winner (1990)
  • Sir Peter Bernhard Hirsch FRS (b. 1925), British metals scientist awarded the 1983 Wolf Prize in Physics
  • David Philip Hirsch VC (1896-1917), British Army officer during World War I and recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Ernst Hirsch Ballin (b. 1950), Dutch politician

Suggested Readings for the name Hirsch


  • Descendants of Joseph Nicholas Ammann, Franz Felchi, John Jacob Hirsch and Joseph Marti by Albert Oscar Felchia.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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