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Kersch Early Origins



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.

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Kersch Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kersch Early History


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Kersch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kersch research. Another 287 words (20 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.

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Kersch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kersch Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kersch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mattheus Kersch arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Mattheus Kersch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Kersch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Kersch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Kersch, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kersch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kersch (post 1700)



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

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Kersch Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Kersch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kersch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 10:09.

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