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Kersh Early Origins



The surname Kersh 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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Kersh Spelling Variations


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Kersh 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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Kersh Early History


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Kersh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kersh research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1639, 1710, 1670 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Kersh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kersh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kersh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kersh 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 Kersh 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 or some of its variants were: Adam Kirsch, who came to America in 1709 at the age of 31 with his wife, son, and two daughters. Conrad, Johann Jacob, and Georg Kirsch all settled in Pennsylvania in 1744.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kersh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kersh (post 1700)



  • Thomas H. Kersh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1892
  • George Kersh (b. 1968), American gold medalist runner at the 1991 Goodwill Games, current high school running coach a this high school alma mater
  • Gerald Kersh (1911-1968), English-born, American writer of novels and short stories, his short story "The Secret of the Bottle", received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America
  • Charles David Kersh (b. 1970), American country music singer
  • Nicole Kersh (b. 1984), Australian founder and managing director of 4cabling, a Australian-based cabling and IT accessories manufacturer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kersh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kersh 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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