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True History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


This name is derived from Zacharias, the name of an Old Testament Prophet, as well as the father of John the Baptist in the New Testament.


Early Origins of the True family


The surname True was first found in Bavaria, where the family were anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the True family


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Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1587 is included under the topic Early True History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

True Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Secrest, Zachreiss, Zecrest, Zacrest, Secreiss, Sacreiss, Sechreiss, Sachreiss, Zachrest, Zachreisst, Zechreiss, Zechreisst, Sacreisst, Secreisst, Secresst, Sacresst, Zecresst and many more.

Early Notables of the True family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the True family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

True Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anto True, age 18, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Anto True, aged 18, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry True, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1644 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Walter True, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anne True, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

True Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. S. True, who settled in California in 1851
  • Lyman True, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • C S True, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick True, who arrived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick and Henry True, who settled in Iroquois County, Illinois, in 1886 and 1888 respectively

Contemporary Notables of the name True (post 1700)


  • Andrea True (1943-2011), born Andrea Marie Truden, American actress and singer from the disco era, best known for the 1976 disco tune, "More, More, More"
  • Steve True (b. 1954), nicknamed Steve "The Homer" True, an American sportscaster for the ESPN radio station WAUK 540 AM in Milwaukee
  • Marion True (b. 1948), American former curator of antiquities for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
  • Laurel True (b. 1968), American artist, architectural artist, muralist and mosaic artist
  • Katie True, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2003-2010)
  • David True (b. 1942), American painter from Marietta, Ohio
  • Arthur Leander True (1874-1952), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1919-1927)
  • Clarence Fagan True (1860-1928), AIA was an American architect in New York City
  • Rear Admiral Arnold Ellsworth True (1901-1979), U.S. Navy officer from Owenton, Kentucky, Commanding officer of the Sims-class destroyer USS Hammann during the Battle of Midway
  • Allen Tupper True (1881-1955), American illustrator, easel painter and muralist from Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name True


  • Genealogy of the True & Bevers by Odessa Morrow Isbell.
  • The True Family: Some Henry True Descendants on the Frontier by Charles Wesley True.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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