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Where did the English Truesdale family come from? What is the English Truesdale family crest and coat of arms? When did the Truesdale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Truesdale family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Trewsdale, Trewdale, Trowsdale, Trowdale, Trowesdale, Trewesdale, Truesdale, Truedale, Trudell, Trudall, Trusdale, Trusdall, Trussdell and many more.

First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Truesdale research. Another 314 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Truesdale History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Truesdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Truesdale Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Truesdale, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635

Truesdale Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • H B Truesdale, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Truesdale Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie E. Truesdale, aged 20, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1902
  • Ruby Truesdale, aged 25, who landed in America from Waterford, in 1903
  • Samuel Truesdale, aged 48, who settled in America from Newcastle, Ireland, in 1907
  • Jane Truesdale, aged 58, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1907
  • William Truesdale, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907


  • Frank Truesdale (1884-1943), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Truesdale (1851-1935), American railroad executive, President of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
  • C.W. "Bill" Truesdale, founder of New Rivers Press in 1968
  • Donald Leroy Truesdale (1906-1993), United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient
  • John Cushman Truesdale (1921-2011), former chair of the National Labor Relations Board in the United States
  • Yanic Truesdale (b. 1970), Canadian actor


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The Truesdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Truesdale 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.

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