Kirsch Family History

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Kirsch Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German kirse ‘cherry (tree)’. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries or a nickname for a man with a ruddy complexion. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kirsche ‘cherry’, one of the many names taken from words for trees and other features of the natural world. The surname is from either the German or the northeastern or western Yiddish form of the word. Compare Karsh.

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

Similar surnames: Hirsch, Kirch, Karsch, Krech, Kersch, Karch, Kresch, Kapsch, Liesch

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Kirsch Family Origin

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Kirsch Family Occupations

What did your Kirsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kirsch family was Letter Carrier. Bookbinder, Machinist and Commission Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirsch. The most common Kirsch occupation in the UK was Bookbinder. 25% of Kirsch's were Bookbinders.

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  • Bookbinder

  • Machinist

  • Commission Merchant

  • Letter Carrier


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

Kirsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Kirsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirsch 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirsch. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Kirsch. For the veterans among your Kirsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirsch Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirsch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kirsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kirsch in 1940 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirsch 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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