Karsh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Karsh family

The surname Karsh was first found in Saxony, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious 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. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.

Early History of the Karsh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karsh research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1639, 1710, 1670 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Karsh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Karsh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirsche, Kirsch, Kirsh, Kirshe, Cirsche, Cirsch, Cirsh, Cirshe, Kirschke (Silesia), Kersch, Kersh, Kersche and many more.

Early Notables of the Karsh family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Karsh at this time were Gottfried Kirch (Kirche, Kirkius) (1639-1710), a German astronomer and the first 'Astronomer Royal' in Berlin, Director of...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karsh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Karsh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karsh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Karsh, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [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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