Hi-I'm a WORKMAN DESCENDANT near CLEVELAND COUNTY-NC. We have found the name WORTMAN changed to WORKMAN---however--still LOTS OF BOTH in CLEVELAND, LINCOLN, CATAWBA, BURKE COUNTIES (all join each other) in NC. My research thus far shows MANY SPELLING VARIATIONS & MIS-SPELLINGS of our SURNAME which I am told began as WOERTMAN or VOERTMAN in GERMAN! WE ARE TOLD OUR EARLIEST ANCESTOR was REV. HEINRICH BURCHARD GABRIEL WORTMAN (WOERTMAN) who ARRIVED in PHILADELPHIA PA in 1752. He was a UNIVERSITY EDUCATED LUTHERAN MINISTER. WOULD LOVE MORE INFO ON YOUR WORTMAN/WERTMAN FAMILY!