The Wort 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."
Early Origins of the Wort family
The surname Wort 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wort family
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Wort Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wort family (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 Wort Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wort family to Ireland
Some of the Wort family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wort family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wort Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- T Wort, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 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)
Wort Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Conrad Wort U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Wort (post 1700)
- John Wort Hannam, Jersey-born, Canadian folk musician