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Hirsh Family History

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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Where is the Hirsh family from?

You can see how Hirsh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hirsh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hirsh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Hirsh families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 45% of all the recorded Hirsh's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hirsh families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hirsh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hirsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hirsh. 22% of Hirsh men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Hirsh women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hirsh were Clerk and Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirsh. 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 Cards

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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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.

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