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

Werthen Early Origins



The surname Werthen 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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Werthen Spelling Variations


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Werthen 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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Werthen Early History


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Werthen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werthen 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 Werthen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werthen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Werthen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Werthen 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 Werthen 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 or some of its variants were: Christian Werther, a mercenary from Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, who served with the British forces during the American Revolution, and came to Quebec in 1778.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Werthen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Werthen 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 07:52.

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