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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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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 19 October 2015 at 16:29.

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