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Hirsch Family History

Hirsch Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘stag’; a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of deer, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a deer or stag, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a stag.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Hirsh ‘deer’, which is common because of the association of the deer with the Hebrew personal name Naphtali, deriving from the blessing by Jacob of his sons (Genesis 49: 21), in which Naphtali is referred to as ‘a hind let loose’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hirsch or Yiddish hirsh ‘deer’, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames taken from vocabulary words denoting wildlife.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hirsch Families

  • Number of Hirsch families
     320 - 637
     107 - 319
     1 - 106
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hirsch families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hirsch families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hirsch Family Origin

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Hirsch Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hirsch

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Hirsch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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