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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wirt


German


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

Wirt Early Origins



The surname Wirt 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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Wirt Spelling Variations


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Wirt 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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Wirt Early History


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Wirt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wirt 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 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 members of the surname Wirt 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 Wirt 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:

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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Wirt Family Crest Products


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Wirt Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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