Hirsh Family History

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Hirsh Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hirsch. Americanized spelling of German Hirsch.

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

Similar surnames: Hursh, Hersh, Hirsch, Kirsh, Hirth, Hirst, Harsh, Hersch, Kish, Karsh

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Hirsh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hirsh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hirsh. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Hirsh Family Origin

Where is the Hirsh family from?

Hirsh Family Occupations

What did your Hirsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hirsh occupation in the UK was Builder. 14% of Hirsh's were Builders. Builder, Engine Tenter In Mill and Income From Invested Money were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hirsh. A less common occupation for the Hirsh family was Laborer For Concreter.

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  • Builder

  • Engine Tenter In Mill

  • Income From Invested Money

  • Laborer For Concreter


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

Hirsh Historical Records

What Hirsh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hirsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirsh 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirsh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hirsh. For the veterans among your Hirsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hirsh Life Expectancy

What is the average Hirsh lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hirsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hirsh in 1949 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hirsh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hirsh 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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