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Kershner Early Origins



The surname Kershner was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kerschner was anciently associated with the tribal 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. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kershner Spelling Variations


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Kershner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kerschner, Kerscher, Kerschnere, Kerschneres, Kerschners, Kerschers, Kerscheres, Keerschner, Kerschnner, Gershner and many more.

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Kershner Early History


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Kershner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kershner research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kershner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kershner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kershner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kershner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Kershner, who settled in America in 1742
  • George Kershner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Lawrence Kershner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Kershner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Kershner, who arrived in Maryland in 1842
  • Augustus Kershner, who came to Philadelphia in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kershner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kershner (post 1700)



  • Martin Kershner, American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1800
  • John D. Kershner, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Schuylkill County, 1897-98
  • Cletus B. Kershner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Jason Ashley Kershner (b. 1976), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2002 to 2004
  • Ted Kershner (b. 1938), former American football player and head coach of Glassboro State (1981-1987)
  • Irvin Kershner (1923-2010), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated director, known for his work in Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (1980), RoboCop 2 (1990) and Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Yuri Stanislavovich Kershner (b. 1992), Russian professional footballer
  • Isabel Kershner, English journalist and author, known for her work from Jerusalem for The New York Times in 2007

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. 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).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Kershner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kershner 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 23 November 2015 at 20:29.

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