Wurm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Wurm can derive from either the German term "Würmchen" for a small mite, or from "Wurm" the Middle High German and Middle Low German word for snake or dragon. The surname may have originated from a nickname inspired by a physical attribute or character trait of the bearer. Or it may have been patronymic, derived from the personal name of the father. In this case the personal name would have been the Old Germanic "Wurm," a name rarely in usage today.

Early Origins of the Wurm family

The surname Wurm was first found in Germany. The name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.The surname dates back to the 13th century in Württemberg, where Gumpold Wurm was recorded in 1232 and Heinrich dictus Wurm in 1296. In 1269, Johan dictus Worm (Vermis) resided in Hamburg. Hans Wurm was a tailor in 1491, and Wolfgang Worm was a resident of Guben in Saxony in 1530.

Early History of the Wurm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wurm research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1670, 1673, 1689, 1783, 1816, 1834, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Wurm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wurm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wurm, Worm, Wurmb, Wörmke, Wörmbke and others.

Early Notables of the Wurm family (pre 1700)

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United States Wurm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wurm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Wurm and Joh Caspar Wurm, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1750 and 1753
  • Michael Wurm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Joh Casper Wurm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Wurm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Wurm was naturalized in Indiana in 1844
  • Laurence Wurm, who deserted from a German military unit and was recorded in New York in 1847
  • Casker Wurm in St. Louis, Missouri in 1848
  • Casker Wurm, aged 28, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Frederick Wurm in Philadelphia in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wurm (post 1700) +

  • John Nicholas Wurm (1927-1984), American clergyman, the 5th Bishop of Belleville, Illinois (1981-1984)
  • Frank James Wurm (1924-1993), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1944 season
  • Jack C. Wurm Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Ernest J. Wurm, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 9th District, 1938 [2]
  • Armin Wurm (b. 1989), German professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Franz-Friederich Wurm (b. 1912), German novelist
  • Ernst Wurm (1906-1971), German author
  • Karl Wurm (1893-1951), German painter
  • Erwin Wurm (b. 1954), Austrian artist
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm (1922-2001), Hungarian-born Australian linguist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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