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Kirsh Family History

Kirsh Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kirsch and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kersh, Karsh, Hirsh, Kish, Kash, Kirsch, Fish, Karch, Hursh, Karash

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Where is the Kirsh family from?

You can see how Kirsh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirsh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirsh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Kirsh families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Kirsh's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kirsh families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirsh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kirsh. 50% of Kirsh men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Kirsh women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kirsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirsh 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 942 immigration records available for the last name Kirsh. 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 513 military records available for the last name Kirsh. For the veterans among your Kirsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirsh lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kirsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kirsh in 1961 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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