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The Worth surname was a habitational name, taken on from any of various places named Worth. The place names in turn come from the Old English "worš," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement."

Worth Early Origins



The surname Worth 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Worth Spelling Variations


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Worth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Worth, Worthe and others.

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Worth Early History


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Worth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worth research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1620, 1600, 1797, 1587, 1659 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Worth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worth Early Notables (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 Worth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worth In Ireland


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Worth In Ireland



Some of the Worth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Worth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phillip Worth settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Philip Worth, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Lionel Worth settled in Boston in 1630
  • John Worth, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Roger Worth, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Worth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Worth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Martin Worth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Worth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Worth, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Wilhelm Worth, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • M Worth, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Gottlieb Worth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • William Worth, who landed in New York in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Worth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Worth U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]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

Worth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Worth, aged 31, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Benjamin Worth, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Worth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Worth, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Ellen Worth, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Thomas Worth, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Ben Worth, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Merina Worth, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worth (post 1700)



  • William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849), United States general during the Mexican-American War, War of 1812, and Second Seminole War, namesake of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Valerie Worth (1933-1994), penname of Valerie Worth Bahlke, American poet and author of children's books
  • Nicholas Worth (1937-2007), American actor
  • Michael Worth, American actor
  • Marvin Worth (1925-1998), American Oscar nominated film producer
  • Jonathan Worth (1802-1869), American politician, 39th Governor of North Carolina (1865 to 1868)
  • Irene Worth CBE (1916-2002), American actress
  • H. M. Worth, American discoverer of Worth syndrome genetic disorder
  • George Worth (1915-2006), American three-time gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist fencer
  • Bobby Worth (1912-2002), American songwriter
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Worth


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Suggested Readings for the name Worth



  • A Genealogical History of the Clark & Worth Families and Other Puritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Carol Clark Johnson.

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Worth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worth 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.

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