Kirschbaum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirschbaum family

The surname Kirschbaum was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Coming from the Old High German "kirsa," meaning "cherry" and the suffix "-baum," meaning "tree," the name was probably first given to a man who lived near a cherry tree. It is also possible that the name was occupational in origin, having been given to someone who gathered cherries for a living.

Important Dates for the Kirschbaum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirschbaum research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1360 are included under the topic Early Kirschbaum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kirschbaum Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirschbaum, Kirschenbaum, Kirshenbaum, Kirshbaum, Kirshenboim, Kerschenbaum, Kirseboume and many more.

Early Notables of the Kirschbaum family (pre 1700)

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Kirschbaum migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirschbaum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Philip Kirschbaum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johan Philip Kirschbaum, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • J Adam Kirschbaum, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • J. A. Kirschbaum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Joh Michael Kirschbaum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Kirschbaum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Moses Kirschbaum, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Anna Katarina Kirschbaum, who settled in North America in 1854
  • Anna Katharina Kirschbaum, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kirschbaum (post 1700)

  • Ralph Kirschbaum (b. 1946), American classical musician
  • William Kirschbaum (1920-1953), American Olympic swimmer
  • Kathryn Kirschbaum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972 [2]
  • John H. Kirschbaum, American politician, First Selectman of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1920-21 [2]
  • Thorsten Kirschbaum (b. 1987), German professional football player
  • Charlotte von Kirschbaum (1899-1975), German theologian
  • Carl Ludwig Kirschbaum (1812-1880), German entomologist, professor of biology, and museum director
  • Guillermo Kirschbaum (1968-2003), Argentine cricketer

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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