The German surname Wortherr was derived from the Low German word "werth," denoting an inkeeper or landlord.
Early Origins of the Wortherr family
The surname Wortherr 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.
Early History of the Wortherr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wortherr 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 Wortherr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wortherr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Werthen, Werthern, Wurthern, Woerthern, Worthen, Worthern, Warthern, Werther, Werthenberg, Worther, Werther, Werten and many more.
Early Notables of the Wortherr family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Wortherr 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 Wortherr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wortherr family to the New World and Oceana
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.