Origins Available: German, Jewish
Early Origins of the Kirshenboim family
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.
Early History of the Kirshenboim family
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Kirshenboim Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirschbaum, Kirschenbaum, Kirshenbaum, Kirshbaum, Kirshenboim, Kerschenbaum, Kirseboume and many more.
Early Notables of the Kirshenboim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kirshenboim family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Philip Kirschbaum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 and J. A. Kirschbaum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751. Still others arrived in the next century, including Anna Katarina Kirschbaum, who settled in North America in 1854..
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