Hersh Family History

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Hersh Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish dialect variant of Hirsch 2 and 3.

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

Similar surnames: Hersch, Hirsh, Gersh, Herst, Kersh, Hearst, Hirsch, Hursh, Heiss

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Hersh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hersh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hersh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hersh Family Origin

Where is the Hersh family from?

Hersh Family Occupations

What did your Hersh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hersh. The most common Hersh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Hersh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hersh family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hersh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hersh Historical Records

What Hersh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hersh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hersh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hersh. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hersh. For the veterans among your Hersh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hersh Life Expectancy

What is the average Hersh lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hersh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hersh in 1940 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hersh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hersh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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