Hirth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hirth family

The surname Hirth was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Hirth family

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Hirth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Horther, Horter, Hirther, Hirter, Hirth, Hirtel and many more.

Early Notables of the Hirth family (pre 1700)

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Hirth migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hirth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Melcior Hirth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Christoph Hirth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
Hirth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Hirth, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 [1]
  • George G Hirth, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Otto Hirth, who arrived in North America in 1883 [1]
  • Charlotte Hirth, who arrived in North America in 1887 [1]
  • Jakob Hirth, who arrived in North America in 1890 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hirth (post 1700)

  • Friedrich Hirth Ph.D. (1845-1927), German-American sinologist
  • Wolf Hirth (1900-1959), German gliding pioneer and sailplane designer
  • John Joseph Hirth (1854-1931), Catholic Bishop in German East Africa, founder of the church in Rwanda
  • Hellmuth Hirth (1886-1938), German engineer who, founded the Mahle GmbH and Hirth companies
  • Georg Hirth (1841-1916), German writer, journalist and publisher

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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