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

Early Origins of the Worthor family


The surname Worthor 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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Early History of the Worthor family

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Early History of the Worthor family


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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 Worthor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worthor Spelling Variations

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Worthor 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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Early Notables of the Worthor family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Worthor family (pre 1700)


Notable members of the surname Worthor 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)...
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Migration of the Worthor family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Worthor 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.

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