Hi, Our Dirscherl line originates in the Bayerischer Wald near Regensberg, Germany. My Grandpa/Opa was born in Stamsried near Cham in the early 1900's. We have met other Dirscherl's from Canada, Australia and recently America. It is a rare name indeed and translates as "The Great" in Mittelhochdeutsch. So, that being said the Dirscherl family name must have began around 1600.It is our belief at this time Dirscherl was actually a title given to the first Dirscherl. We will start a Dirscherl family website and encourage ALL Dirscherl's to contribute their knowledge on this family.