Wortman Family History
Wortman Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of vegetables or of medicinal herbs and spices from Middle English wurt wort ‘plant’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a reliable person who could be trusted to keep his word from Yiddish vort or German Wort ‘word’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Wortmann .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press