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

Woerthern Early Origins



The surname Woerthern 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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Woerthern Spelling Variations


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Woerthern 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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Woerthern Early History


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Woerthern Early History



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

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Woerthern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woerthern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Woerthern 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 Woerthern 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Woerthern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woerthern 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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