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The German surname Worthen was derived from the Low German word "werth," denoting an inkeeper or landlord.

Worthen Early Origins



The surname Worthen was 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.

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Worthen Spelling Variations


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Worthen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Werthen, Werthern, Wurthern, Woerthern, Worthen, Worthern, Warthern, Werther, Werthenberg, Worther, Werther, Werten and many more.

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Worthen Early History


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Worthen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worthen research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1702, 1806, 1460, 1519, 1730, 1791, 1772, 1859, 1665 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Worthen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worthen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worthen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Worthen in this period were Wigand Wirt (1460-1519), a German theologian best known for his polemic writings attacking the Catholic doctrine of the immaculate conception; Philipp August von Werther (circa 1730-1791)...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worthen 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 were:

Worthen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Worthen, aged 26, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worthen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worthen (post 1700)



  • Samuel Lee Worthen (b. 1958), American former NBA player
  • John E. Worthen (b. 1933), American academic, 11th President of Ball State University and the 20th President of Indiana University
  • Major Ezekiel Worthen, American New Hampshire native who participated in the American Revolutionary War
  • Molly Worthen (b. 1981), American writer and journalist
  • Shawn Worthen (b. 1978), former American football defensive tackle
  • Joey Worthen (b. 1979), American soccer player

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Worthen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 07:52.

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