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Hersch Family History

Hersch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish dialect variant of Hirsch 2 and 3. German: variant of Hirsch 1. German (under Slavic influence): from a pet form of the personal name Hermann.

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

Similar surnames: Hirsch, Gersch, Horsch, Hersh, Kersch, Hensch, Heesch, Dersch, Lersch

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Where is the Hersch family from?

You can see how Hersch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hersch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hersch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Hersch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hersch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hersch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hersch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hersch. 23% of Hersch men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Hersch women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hersch were Laborer and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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What Hersch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hersch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hersch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hersch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hersch. For the veterans among your Hersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hersch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hersch in 1952 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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