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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hirsh 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.

Hirsh Early Origins



The surname Hirsh 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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Hirsh Spelling Variations


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Hirsh Spelling Variations



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

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Hirsh Early History


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Hirsh Early History



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

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Hirsh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hirsh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Hirsh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Hirsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Philip Hirsh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Simon Hirsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • John Henry Hirsh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Michael Hirsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Hirsh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Hirsh, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hirsh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hirsh (post 1700)



  • Ed Hirsh, American Academy Award nominated special effects artist, known for his work in Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi (1983), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Gary "Chicken" Hirsh (b. 1940), American drummer for the rock group Country Joe and the Fish who was featured at Woodstock
  • Jason Michael Hirsh (b. 1982), American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played from 2006 to 2008
  • Hallee Leah Hirsh (b. 1987), American actress known for her role as Daley in the children's series Flight 29 Down
  • Michael Hirsh, American former foreign editor and chief diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek
  • David Hirsh (b. 1967), English Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • David Julian Hirsh (b. 1973), Canadian actor
  • Aaron Hirsh (1724-1800), birth name of Aaron Philip Hart, English businessman in Lower Canada and one of the first Jews to settle in the colony, considered the father of Canadian Jewry
  • Shahar Hirsh (b. 1993), Israeli footballer
  • Jesse Hirsh, Canadian broadcaster, researcher, and Internet evangelist in Toronto
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Hirsh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hirsh 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 3 February 2015 at 08:31.

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