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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

Worthen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert H. Worthen, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1919 from Antilla, Cuba [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-4X9 : 6 December 2014), Robert H. Worthen, 10 Mar 1919; citing departure port Antilla, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Victorine Worthen, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Grant" from Brest, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J643-XYS : 6 December 2014), Victorine Worthen, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elisabeth Worthen, aged 54, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J645-BZD : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Worthen, 18 Dec 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-4X9 : 6 December 2014), Robert H. Worthen, 10 Mar 1919; citing departure port Antilla, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J643-XYS : 6 December 2014), Victorine Worthen, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J645-BZD : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Worthen, 18 Dec 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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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.

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