Wortham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wortham family

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.

Early History of the Wortham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wortham research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wortham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wortham Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wortham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wortham family

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.


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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