Kirsh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirsh family

The surname Kirsh 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 Kirsh family

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

Kirsh 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 Kirsh family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kirsh 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 Kirsh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kirsh migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirsh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Kirsh, who arrived in America in 1877

Contemporary Notables of the name Kirsh (post 1700)

  • Harry Kirsh, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 67th District, 1972 [1]
  • Gary R. Kirsh, American politician, Supervisor of Washington Township, Michigan, 2007 [1]

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Citations

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