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The German name Wurtz has evolved from several different sources. The name may be a derivative of the Middle High German "wert" meaning "river island," or "river bank." It may have come from the ancient personal name Werner, composed of the Old High German "warjan" meaning "protection" and "hari" meaning "army." The Middle High German word "wurz" meant "greenery" or "herb" and Wurtz may have been an occupational name for a green grocer. It also possible that as a surname, Wurtz derived from a place name, such as the town named Wurzberg, in the Odenwald region.

Wurtz Early Origins



The surname Wurtz was first found in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Southwestern Germany, where a Werzo Carpentarius was listed as residing in Worms in 1277. Another early instance of the name is of Conrad der alt Wurz (the elder Conrad,) who was listed in the "Wurttembergische Viertelsjahrhefte fur Landesgeschichte," as being a citizen of Horkheim in 1370.

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Wurtz Spelling Variations


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Wurtz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wertz, Werz, Wert, Wurz, Wurtz, Wirz and others.

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Wurtz Early History


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Wurtz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wurtz research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1477, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wurtz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wurtz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wurtz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wurtz 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 were:

Wurtz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joggi Wurtz, who landed in America in 1736
  • Elisa Wurtz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Jacob Wurtz, who landed in America in 1749
  • Hans Martin Wurtz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Henry Wurtz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wurtz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Wurtz, who was on record in Lancaster, NY in 1833
  • Elisabeth Wurtz, who landed in Lancaster, NY in 1833
  • Jakob Wurtz, who arrived in Lancaster, NY in 1833
  • Johannes Wurtz, who arrived in Lancaster, NY in 1833
  • Magdalene Wurtz, who arrived in Lancaster, NY in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wurtz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Wurtz, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wurtz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wurtz (post 1700)



  • Richard J. Wurtz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996
  • Volkmar Würtz (b. 1938), German fencer at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Francis Wurtz (b. 1948), French politician from Strasbourg, Member of the European Parliament
  • Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884), French chemist, best know for his Wurtz reaction

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wurtz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wurtz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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