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Cornwall, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Tragarrik. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Tragarrik family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames were adopted in medieval England is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Tragarrik is a local type of surname and the Tragarrik family lived in the county of Cornwall a the manor of Tregarrick.

Early Origins of the Tragarrik family


The surname Tragarrik was first found in Cornwall where they were anciently Lords of the Manor of Tregarrick in the parish of Roche in that shire, some say, at the taking of the Domesday Book survey, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Tragarrik family

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Early History of the Tragarrik family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tragarrik research.
Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1334 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Tragarrik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tragarrik Spelling Variations

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Tragarrik Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tregarrik, Tregarrick, Tregarrock, Tregarick and many more.

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Early Notables of the Tragarrik family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Tragarrik family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tragarrik family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Tragarrik family to the New World and Oceana


Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Tragarrik were William Tregarock who landed in North America in 1705.

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