Hirsch Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hirsch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hirsch. 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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Hirsch Family Origin

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Hirsch Family Occupations

What did your Hirsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hirsch family was Clergyman Of The Church Of England Without Cure Of Souls. General Merchant, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hirsch. The most common Hirsch occupation in the UK was General Merchant. 7% of Hirsch's were General Merchants.

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  • General Merchant

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman Of The Church Of England Without Cure Of Souls


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Hirsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Hirsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirsch 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirsch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Hirsch. For the veterans among your Hirsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hirsch Life Expectancy

What is the average Hirsch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hirsch 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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