Hersch Family History

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Hersch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish dialect variant of Hirsch 2 and 3. German: variant of Hirsch 1. German (under Slavic influence): from a pet form of the personal name Hermann.

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

Similar surnames: Hirsch, Gersch, Horsch, Hersh, Kersch, Hensch, Heesch, Dersch, Lersch

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Hersch Family Origin

Where is the Hersch family from?

Hersch Family Occupations

What did your Hersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hersch family was Keeping House. The most common Hersch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Hersch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hersch.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


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

Hersch Historical Records

What Hersch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hersch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hersch 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 Hersch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Hersch. For the veterans among your Hersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hersch Life Expectancy

What is the average Hersch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hersch in 1952 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hersch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hersch 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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