Kirsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirsch family

The surname Kirsch 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.

Important Dates for the Kirsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirsch research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1639, 1710, 1670 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Kirsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kirsch 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.

Early Notables of the Kirsch family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kirsch at this time were Gottfried Kirch (Kirche, Kirkius) (1639-1710), a German astronomer and the first 'Astronomer Royal' in Berlin, Director of...
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Kirsch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Kirsch, who settled in America in 1709 at the age of 31 with his wife, son, and two daughters
  • Conrad, Johann Jacob, and Georg Kirsch all, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Georg Kirsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Conrad Kirsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Johann Jacob Kirsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kirsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Ludwig Kirsch, who landed in North America in 1840 [1]
  • Nicholas Kirsch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1845
  • Karl Ludwig Kirsch, who landed in North America in 1846 [1]
  • Karl Kirsch, who arrived in North America in 1849 [1]
  • Jakob Kirsch, who landed in North America in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kirsch (post 1700)

  • Stan Kirsch (1968-2020), American actor and director who was on the popular television series "Highlander" from 1992-1997
  • Steve Kirsch, American who invented and owns a patent on the optical mouse
  • Jonathan Kirsch, American author, lawyer and columnist
  • Don Kirsch (1920-1970), American college baseball coach
  • Brandon Kirsch (b. 1983), American football player
  • M. F. Kirsch, American Republican politician, Chair of Monongalia County Republican Party, 1945 [2]
  • Joseph Kirsch, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1923 [2]
  • Evelyn Kirsch, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; Socialist Workers Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1970 [2]
  • Eldon Kirsch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984 [2]
  • David Kirsch, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 [2]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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