Hello world and
welcome to my personal web site at kirsch.co.za! My name is Joe Kirsch (actually it is Joachim
Friedrich Kirsch), my English alias (short form
of the name) or alternative for the name Joachim is Joe. I am residing in South Africa and
this is my
personal web site. It is not affiliated with any other person or organization.
What is in a
Almost everyone on the planet has a
unique birth name which identifies him or her socially and legally.
a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii,
in a name? It could mean everything for some or may be nothing for others. Each person will certainly have a
different opinion about it. I however don't see the significance thereof but did nonetheless Google it and this
is what I have learnt.
Meaning and origin of name
Meaning - Israeli Meaning ‘god will establish’
Origin/Nationality - Israel
# from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim
History of the name
In Catholic tradition, Joachim
is the name of the father of Mary (the mother of Jesus). Saint Joachim ("he whom YHWH has set up",
Hebrew: יְהוֹיָקִים Yəhôyāqîm, Greek Ἰωακείμ Iōākeím) was the husband of Saint Anne and
the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and therefore is ascribed the title of "forebearer of God" in the Roman
Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican traditions.
Meaning and origin of name Friedrich:
Meaning - German form of Frederick
Origin/Nationality - Germany
Meaning and origin of name
Meaning – ‘God Will
Origin/Nationality – English
Last Name/Surname Kirsch
Surnames are divided into four categories, from occupations, nicknames, baptismal and
locational. All the main types of these are found in German speaking areas and names derived from occupations
and from nicknames are particularly common. The Kirsch surname appears to be of German
Name/Surname Kirsch Meaning and History:
The English meaning
of Kirsch is cherry.
This interesting surname has two origins
Firstly, German origin: This surname was a
German topographic name for someone who lived near a cherry orchard, or a wild cherry tree. The name could most
probably have been derived from the Germanic Kirsh (baum) meaning 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
Secondly, it may be of Hebrew/Jewish
(Ashkenazic) origin: The name was also used by Ashkenazic Jews, one of the many names taken from words for trees
and other features of the natural world.
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that
of Elizabeth Kirsch, christened, which was dated 1786, in St. Stephen Coleman Street, London, during the
reign of King George 111, known as "Farmer George", 1760 - 1820. Surnames became necessary when governments
introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax.
# from: http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-name/Kirsch
Last Name/Surname Kirsch is found in most
The Concise Oxford Dictionary:
Kirsch - German:
topographic name of someone who lived near a cherry orchard or a wild cherry tree, from Ger. Kirsch(baum) cherry
(tree)… Kirsch (also kirschwasser) a
brandy distilled from fermented juice of cherries.
In conclusion, due to the very limited information
with regards to the history of the Last Name/Surname Kirsch it is anyone’s guess as to the
origins. Nonetheless, thanks for
visiting and have a very swell day.
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