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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    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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