Kersch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kersch family

The surname Kersch 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.

Important Dates for the Kersch family

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

Kersch 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 Kersch family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kersch 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 Kersch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kersch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kersch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mattheus Kersch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Mattheus Kersch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Peter Kersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Kersch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elisabeth Kersch, aged 21, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kersch (post 1700)

  • Paul Kersch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896 [2]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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