Surname HERSCHEL

SOURCE: Nickname, Occupation & Given Name
USAGE: German, Yiddish

Meaning & History

Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2). A famous bearer was the British astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.

Related Names

VARIANTS: Hirsch (German), Hershey (Jewish), Hirsch (Yiddish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hjort (Danish), Hart (English), Hjort (Swedish)