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Early Origins of the Tragoes family


The surname Tragoes was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant, the Sire de Tregos, who was originally of Troisgots in St.Lo, Normandy and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The ruins of his castle exist on the Vire. Le Sire de Tregos held lands in Hereford, Wiltshire and Cornwall.

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Early History of the Tragoes family

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Early History of the Tragoes family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tragoes research.
Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1131, 1145 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Tragoes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tragoes Spelling Variations

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Tragoes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tregos, Tregoes, Tregoz, Tregoze, Tregosse and many more.

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Early Notables of the Tragoes family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Tragoes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tragoes family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Tragoes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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