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The Wirt 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."

Wirt Early Origins



The surname Wirt 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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Wirt Spelling Variations


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Wirt Spelling Variations



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

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Wirt Early History


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Wirt Early History



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

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Wirt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wirt 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 Wirt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wirt In Ireland


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Wirt In Ireland



Some of the Wirt 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:

Wirt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Wirt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jacob Wirt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Wirt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wirt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wirt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wirt (post 1700)



  • William Albert Wirt (1874-1938), American superintendent of schools in Gary, Indiana who developed the Gary Plan for the more efficient use of school facilities
  • William Wirt (1772-1834), American author and statesman, 9th United States Attorney General (1817-1829), eponym of Wirt County, West Virginia
  • Elizabeth Washington Gamble "E.W." Wirt (1784-1857), American author, best known for her book Flora's Dictionary, an alphabetical list of over 200 flowers from acacia rose to zinnia, each with their scientific names
  • Václav Wirt (1893-1962), Czech gymnast at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Wirt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wirt 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 29 February 2016 at 13:42.

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