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Wirz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Swiss


The German name Wirz has evolved from several different sources. The name may be a derivative of the Middle High German "wert" meaning "river island," or "river bank." It may have come from the ancient personal name Werner, composed of the Old High German "warjan" meaning "protection" and "hari" meaning "army." The Middle High German word "wurz" meant "greenery" or "herb" and Wirz may have been an occupational name for a green grocer. It also possible that as a surname, Wirz derived from a place name, such as the town named Wurzberg, in the Odenwald region.

Early Origins of the Wirz family


The surname Wirz was first found in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Southwestern Germany, where a Werzo Carpentarius was listed as residing in Worms in 1277. Another early instance of the name is of Conrad der alt Wurz (the elder Conrad,) who was listed in the "Wurttembergische Viertelsjahrhefte fur Landesgeschichte," as being a citizen of Horkheim in 1370.

Early History of the Wirz family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wirz research.
Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1477, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wirz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wirz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wertz, Werz, Wert, Wurz, Wurtz, Wirz and others.

Early Notables of the Wirz family (pre 1700)


Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wirz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wirz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wirz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Conrad Wirz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1735
  • Anna Wirz, who landed in Carolina in 1743 [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)
  • Jacob Wirz, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 [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)
  • Jacob and Anna Wirz, who arrived in Carolina in 1743

Wirz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Wirz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [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)
  • Wilhelm Wirz, aged 70, who landed in America in 1881 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wirz (post 1700)


  • Henry Wirz (1822-1865), American (Swiss born), Major in the Confederate army, executed after the American Civil War for war crimes
  • Theodor Wirz, President of the Swiss Council of States (parliament) 1884-85

Historic Events for the Wirz family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Albert Wirz (d. 1912), aged 27, Swiss Third Class passenger from Uster who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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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)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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