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

Worthern Early Origins



The surname Worthern 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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Worthern Early History


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Worthern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worthern 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 Worthern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worthern Spelling Variations


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Worthern 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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Worthern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worthern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Worthern 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 Worthern 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: Christian Werther, a mercenary from Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, who served with the British forces during the American Revolution, and came to Quebec in 1778.

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