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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)



  • 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
  • Thomas H. Kersh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nicole Kersh (b. 1984), Australian founder and managing director of 4cabling, a Australian-based cabling and IT accessories manufacturer

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Kersh Family Crest Products


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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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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