Subject: Re: Wormuth
Author: Andy ;---)   (guest)
Date: September 22, 2007 at 11:31 PM
Reply to: Wormuth by Paul

The Oxford Dictionary of Last Names esplains WORMUTH as a variant of Warmut, an old but very rare German personal name (not even listed in Seibicke's HDV!)


The most likely translation of its first element seems to be "true" (German "wahr"). other possibiities are:

wara, "keep, pay attention"
warja, "defend"
warn, "warn"

Messages in this thread:
  • Wormuth - Paul  Sep 21 2007, 9:08 AM
    • Re: Wormuth - Andy ;---)  Sep 22 2007, 11:31 PM