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The Scottish Traill surname is most likely a habitational name, taken on from a place name; perhaps from the Gaelic "Traill creek" which runs into Upper Loch Torridon.

Traill Early Origins



The surname Traill was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they were Lords of the Manor of Yielden and other estates in that shire as shown in the Domesday Book taken in the year 1086. Geoffrey de Traillgi, a knight at the Battle of Hastings, was an under-tenant of the Bishop of Coutances. He was originally from Trelly in the arrondisement of Manche, Coutances in Normandy. Geoffrey also held Teign, in Devon. The family joined the many Norman nobles who moved north into Scotland.

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Traill Spelling Variations


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Traill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trail, Traill, Trayle, Treil, Trelly, Teign, Pentrail, Traylor and many more.

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Traill Early History


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Traill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Traill research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1385, 1395, 1523, 1583, 1808, 1401, 1378 and 1380 are included under the topic Early Traill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Traill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Walter Trail (died 1401), late 14th century Bishop of St. Andrews, appears as an official in the Bishopric of Glasgow in 1378, as a Magister Artium...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Traill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traill In Ireland


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Traill In Ireland



Some of the Traill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Traill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Traill, who settled in Maryland in 1684

Traill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Traill, who arrived in Boston in 1746
  • Captain Traill, who settled in Boston in 1763
  • William Traill, aged 15, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774
  • Jannet Traill, aged 23, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775

Traill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hester Traill, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Hy. W. Traill, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Annie Traill, aged 25, who landed in America from Arbroath, Scotland, in 1909
  • John Traill, aged 33, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • George Traill, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Traill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Traill (post 1700)



  • Dr. Thomas Stewart Traill (1781-1862), Scottish professor of medical jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
  • Robert Henry "Roy" Traill (1892-1989), wildlife ranger of Stewart Island in New Zealand
  • Anthony Traill (1939-2007), Professor of linguistics at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa
  • Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899), Canadian (English born) naturalist and author
  • Henry Duff Traill (1842-1900), English journalist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Discrimine salus
Motto Translation: Safety in danger.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 1 May 2015 at 21:19.

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