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Hello world and welcome to my personal web site at! 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 name?

Almost everyone on the planet has a unique birth name which identifies him or her socially and legally.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

What is 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 Joachim:

Meaning - Israeli Meaning ‘god will establish’

Origin/Nationality - Israel


Saint Joachim

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History of the name Joachim:

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 ωακείμ 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 Joe:

Meaning God Will Increase

Origin/Nationality – English


Last Name/Surname Kirsch Origins:

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 origins.


Last 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 complexion.

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.


Kirsch map

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Last Name/
Surname Kirsch is found in most English dictionaries:

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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