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Hirsh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Jewish


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.

Early Origins of the Hirsh family


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.

Early History of the Hirsh family


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Another 134 words (10 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.

Hirsh Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hirsh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hirsh family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • Philip Hirsh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [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 Hirsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [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 Henry Hirsh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 [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)
  • Michael Hirsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767 [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)

Hirsh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Hirsh, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm

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


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm

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