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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.

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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.


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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.

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Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worthen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  • 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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  6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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  8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 07:52.

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