Horsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Horsch 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 Horsch family

The surname Horsch 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 Horsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horsch research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1808, 1818, 1831, 1869, 1888, and 1896 are included under the topic Early Horsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horsch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Horsch family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horsch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Horsch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Horsch, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Horsch, who arrived in America in 1731 [1]
  • Simon Horsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Friederich Horsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Jacob Horsch, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1767 [1]


  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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