Werther Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Origins of Werther:
The German surname Werther acquired from the Low German word “werth,” showing an innkeeper or landlord.

More common variations are: Woerther, Waerther, Wertheir, Wearther, Werthier, Werthr, Weirather, Weirether, Werthauer, Wierether.

The surname Werther first appeared in Thuringia, where the family was known for its donations to the success and culture of the emerging feudal society.  The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired lands and manors all over the surrounding regions.

United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Werther landed in the United States in two different centuries respectively in 18th, and 19th.  Some of the people with the name Werther who arrived in the United States in the 18th century included Michael Werther, who was on record in Pennsylvania in the year 1754.  Michael Werther, who landed in Pennsylvania in the year 1754. The following century saw much more Werther surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Werther who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Albert Werther, who naturalised in Dubuque Co. IA in the year 1852.  Emil Werther, who arrived in New York, NY in the year 1852.

People with the surname Werther settled in Canada in the 18th century.   Some of the individuals with the surname Werther who came to Canada in the 18th century included Christian Werther, a soldier from Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, who gave services with the British forces during the.  American Revolution, and came to Quebec in the year 1778.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Prusse – (Barons, 6 fév. 1841) D’argent à la bande tranchée d’or sur azur acc de deux roses de gueules boutonnées d’or Casque couronné Cimier un vol de sable Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules. English: Argent a bend per bend Or and Azure between two roses gules seeded or. Crowned helm. Crest: a vol Sable. Mantling argent and gules.