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Herschel is a German and Jewish surname with the possible meanings:

The name is closely tied to the Herschel family, an Anglo-German family of renowned astronomers:

Other notable people or families with the surname Herschel, Hershel, Herschell or Hershell include:

Herschel can also be used as a first name:

Herschel could also refer to a place:

Herschel may also refer to:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gottwald deutsche Namenskunde, Verlag de Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-018032-9
  2. ^ Duden Familiennamen, ISBN 3-411-70852-2