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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.

Hirsch Early Origins



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.

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Hirsch Spelling Variations


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Hirsch Spelling Variations



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

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Hirsch Early History


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Hirsch Early History



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

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Hirsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hirsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hirsch 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 were:

Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Hirsch, who came to Philadelphia in 1731
  • Peter Hirsch came to Philadelphia in 1731
  • Simon Hirsch came to Philadelphia Hirsch in 1740
  • Simon Hirsch came to Philadelphia in 1740
  • Conrad Hirsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Levy Hirsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Christian Hirsch, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • John Hirsch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Jerome Hirsch, aged 17, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Hirsch Hirsch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hirsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ludwig Hirsch, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hirsch (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Suggested Readings for the name Hirsch


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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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Hirsch Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    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. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Hirsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hirsch 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 29 August 2016 at 12:26.

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