Hersh Family History

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Hersh Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish dialect variant of Hirsch 2 and 3.

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

Similar surnames: Hersch, Hirsh, Gersh, Herst, Kersh, Hearst, Hirsch, Hursh, Heiss

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Hersh Family Origin

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Hersh Family Occupations

What did your Hersh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Mellener were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hersh. 34% of Hersh men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hersh women worked as a Mellener. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hersh were Express Agent and Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Breakman
  • Carpenter
  • Express Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Mellener
  • Salesman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hersh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hersh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hersh 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hersh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hersh. For the veterans among your Hersh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hersh Life Expectancy

What is the average Hersh lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hersh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hersh in 1940 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hersh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hersh 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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