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Wortham Early Origins



The surname Wortham was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wortham from ancient times. Wortham is also a village and parish in Suffolk which dates back to Edward the Confessor. Worsham is a hamlet in Oxfordshire which dates back hundreds of years. Worthen is a village in Shropshire.

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Wortham Spelling Variations


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Wortham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wortham, Worthem and others.

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Wortham Early History


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Wortham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wortham research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wortham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wortham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wortham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wortham 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: Thomas, Ann, John and Mary Wortman, who all settled in Virginia in 1643. In Newfoundland Robert Worsman was a planter in New Harbour in 1823; Peter Worthman was a planter of Heart's Delight in 1823.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wortham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wortham (post 1700)



  • John Lee Wortham (1862-1924), American member of the Railroad Commission of Texas in 1911, Secretary of State of the State of Texas in 1913, father of Gus Wortham
  • Barron Winfred Wortham (b. 1969), former American NFL football linebacker
  • Cornelius Wortham (b. 1982), American NFL football linebacker
  • Rich Wortham (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1978 t 1983
  • Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), American businessman and educator, co-founder of the American General Insurance Company, eponym of numerous places in Houston, texas
  • Leah Wortham, Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law at The Catholic University of America

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Wortham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wortham 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 18 May 2017 at 19:44.

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