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Origins Available: Dutch, German


The German surname Wert was derived from the Low German word "werth," denoting an inkeeper or landlord.

Wert Early Origins



The surname Wert was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.

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Wert Spelling Variations


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Wert Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Werthen, Werthern, Wurthern, Woerthern, Worthen, Worthern, Warthern, Werther, Werthenberg, Worther, Werther, Werten and many more.

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Wert Early History


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Wert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wert research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1702, 1806, 1460, 1519, 1730, 1791, 1772, 1859, 1665 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Wert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Wert in this period were Wigand Wirt (1460-1519), a German theologian best known for his polemic writings attacking the Catholic doctrine of the immaculate conception; Philipp August von Werther (circa 1730-1791)...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Wert, who came to Philadelphia in 1739
  • Hendrich Wert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Hendrich Wert, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Henry Wert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Casper Wert, who came to Philadelphia in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joaquin Wert, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

Wert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew Wert U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Conrad Wert U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Wert U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Wert Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Conradt Wert, who settled in Canada in 1796

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wert (post 1700)



  • Donald Ralph Wert (b. 1938), American former Major League Baseball third baseman, nicknamed "Coyote"
  • G. E. Van Wert (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1929-39
  • Kevin Wert (b. 1975), Canadian alpine skier at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Wert Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Wert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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