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Early Origins of the Kershner family

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.

Early History of the Kershner family

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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.

Early Notables of the Kershner family

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Kershner Ranking

In the United States, the name Kershner is the 8,823rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Kershner migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Lawrence Kershner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [2]
Kershner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Kershner, who arrived in Maryland in 1842
  • Augustus Kershner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854

Contemporary Notables of the name Kershner (post 1700) +

  • 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)
  • Martin Kershner, American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1800 [3]
  • John D. Kershner, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Schuylkill County, 1897-98 [3]
  • Cletus B. Kershner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 [3]
  • 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

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook