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The name Worms can derive from either the German term "Würmchen" for a small mite, or from "Wurm" the Middle High German and Middle Low German word for snake or dragon. The surname may have originated from a nickname inspired by a physical attribute or character trait of the bearer. Or it may have been patronymic, derived from the personal name of the father. In this case the personal name would have been the Old Germanic "Wurm," a name rarely in usage today.

Worms Early Origins



The surname Worms was first found in Germany. The name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.The surname dates back to the 13th century in Württemberg, where Gumpold Wurm was recorded in 1232 and Heinrich dictus Wurm in 1296. In 1269, Johan dictus Worm (Vermis) resided in Hamburg. Hans Wurm was a tailor in 1491, and Wolfgang Worm was a resident of Guben in Saxony in 1530.

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Worms Spelling Variations


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Worms Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wurm, Worm, Wurmb, Wörmke, Wörmbke and others.

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Worms Early History


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Worms Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worms research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1670, 1673, 1689, 1783, 1816, 1834, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Worms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worms Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worms Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worms 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:

Worms Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kristiaan Worms, who arrived in New York in 1709

Worms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Worms, who arrived in Mississippi in 1846
  • Joseph Worms, aged 38, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1847
  • J Worms, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • I Worms, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Herman Worms, who arrived in Arkansas in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worms (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worms (post 1700)



  • Jean Worms (1884-1943), French film actor
  • René Worms (1869-1926), French auditor of the council of state
  • Henry de Worms (1840-1903), 1st Baron Pirbright, British politician
  • Maurice Benedict de Worms (1805-1867), Austrian plantation owner in Ceylon
  • Percy de Worms (1873-1941), English aristocrat and philatelist
  • Charles de Worms (1903-1979), English chemist and lepidopterist
  • Anthony Denis Maurice George de Worms (1869-1938), 3rd Baron de Worms, Austrian aristocrat and English philatelist
  • George de Worms (1829-1902), 2nd Baron de Worms, Austrian aristocrat and English public official and banker, son of Solomon Worms
  • Solomon Benedict de Worms (1801-1882), 1st Baron de Worms, Austrian aristocrat, plantation owner in Ceylon, and stockbroker in London

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Worms Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worms 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 November 2015 at 11:49.

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