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The Werth surname was a habitational name, taken on from any of various places named Worth. The place names in turn come from the Old English "worð," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement."

Werth Early Origins



The surname Werth was first found in Devon at Washfield, a parish, in the union of Tiverton, hundred of West Budleigh. "The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 7. 6., and in the gift of J. Francis Worth, Esq. The church contains an old oak screen, which has been painted white; and a curious monument with brasses to the family of Worth." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Werth Spelling Variations


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Werth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Worth, Worthe and others.

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Werth Early History


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Werth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werth research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1620, 1600, 1797, 1587, 1659 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Werth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Werth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Ellis Worth (Woorth)( c. 1587-1659), a noted English actor in the Jacobean and Caroline eras, a leading member of two important companies: Queen...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Werth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werth In Ireland


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Werth In Ireland



Some of the Werth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Werth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Werth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johann Wilhelm Werth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Gottlieb Werth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Anna Margaretta Werth, who came to Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Anna Margaretta Werth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
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Werth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Werth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Catharina Werth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Eva Werth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Franz Werth, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • Joachim Werth, aged 30, landed in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Werth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Werth (post 1700)



  • Erik Werth, American Emmy-nominated TV news producer
  • Kurt Werth (1896-1983), German-born, American illustrator of children’s books
  • Dennis Dean Werth (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder
  • Jayson Richard Gowan Werth (b. 1979), American Major League Baseball outfielder from Springfield, Illinois
  • Howard Werth (b. 1947), English singer, guitarist and record producer
  • Léon Werth (1878-1955), French writer and art critic
  • Isebell Werth (b. 1969), German eighteen-time gold medalist equestrian and world champion in dressage

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Werth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Werth 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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