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Kirsh Early Origins



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.

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Kirsh Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kirsh Early History


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Kirsh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirsh research. Another 287 words (20 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.

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Kirsh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirsh Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirsh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Kirsh arrived in America in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirsh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirsh (post 1700)



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

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Kirsh Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kirsh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirsh 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 6 October 2015 at 13:38.

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