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Where did the German Worthen family come from? What is the German Worthen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Worthen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Worthen family history?The German surname Worthen was derived from the Low German word "werth," denoting an inkeeper or landlord.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Werthen, Werthern, Wurthern, Woerthern, Worthen, Worthern, Warthern, Werther, Werthenberg, Worther, Werther, Werten and many more.
First found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worthen research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1665, 1702, 1728, 1730, 1772, 1791, 1806, and 1859 are included under the topic Early Worthen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worthen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Worthen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Worthen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worthen 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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