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Werther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Werther family


The surname Werther 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.

Early History of the Werther family


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

Werther Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Werther family (pre 1700)


Notable members of the surname Werther 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)...
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Migration of the Werther family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Werther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Werther, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Michael Werther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Werther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Werther, who was naturalized in Dubuque Co. IA in 1852
  • Emil Werther, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Werther Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christian Werther, a mercenary from Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, who served with the British forces during the American Revolution, and settled in Quebec in 1778

Contemporary Notables of the name Werther (post 1700)


  • Frank Werther (1922-1963), German-born Australian painter

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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