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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

Similar surnames: Kirsch, Harsch, Hersch, Horch, Horsch, Liesch, Kirch, Hirsh, Hosch

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Hirsch Family Origin

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Hirsch Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hirsch. A less common occupation for the Hirsch family was Laborer. The most common Hirsch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Hirsch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Merchant

  • Laborer


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Hirsch Historical Records

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Hirsch Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Hirsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hirsch in 1943 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

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