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The German name Wurz 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 Wurz may have been an occupational name for a green grocer. It also possible that as a surname, Wurz derived from a place name, such as the town named Wurzberg, in the Odenwald region.

Wurz Early Origins



The surname Wurz 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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Wurz Spelling Variations


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Wurz Spelling Variations



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

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Wurz Early History


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Wurz Early History



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

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Wurz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wurz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Wurz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andr Wurz, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Anna Wurz, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Barba Wurz, aged 13, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Esther Wurz, aged 53, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Jacob Wurz, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Wurz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wurz 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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