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Worthan Early Origins



The surname Worthan 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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Worthan Spelling Variations


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Worthan Spelling Variations



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

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Worthan Early History


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Worthan Early History



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

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Worthan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worthan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Worthan 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 Worthan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worthan (post 1700)



  • Samuel Lee "Sam" Worthan (b. 1958), American former NBA player and coach
  • Gary Worthan (b. 1954), American politician

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Worthan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Worthan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worthan 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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