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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. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 April 2014 at 21:32.

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