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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.

Early Origins of the Traill family


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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Early History of the Traill family

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Early History of the Traill family


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Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1385, 1395, 1523, 1583, 1808, 1401, 1378, 1380 and 1765 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 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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Early Notables of the Traill family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Traill family (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...
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Migration of the Traill family to Ireland

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Migration of the Traill family to Ireland


Some of the Traill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Traill family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Traill family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774 [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)
  • Jannet Traill, aged 23, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775 [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)

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)


  • Phil Traill (b. 1973), American-born, English television and film director
  • George Traill (1787-1871), Scottish politician, Member of Parliament for Orkney & Shetland (18301835) and for Caithness (1841-1869)
  • Dr. Thomas Stewart Traill (1781-1862), Scottish professor of medical jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
  • William Frederick Traill (1838-1905), English first-class cricketer who was active 1858 to 1867
  • William Henry Traill (1842-1902), Australian journalist and politician, editor and principal proprietor of The Bulletin
  • William Atcheson Traill (1844-1933), Irish engineer who co-founded the Portrush, Bushmills, and Giant's Causeway Railway and Tramway Company in 1881 with his brother Anthony Traill
  • Anthony Traill (1838-1914), Irish prelate, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin (1904-1914), High Sheriff of Antrim in 1884
  • Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Cathcart Traill CB, OBE, DFC (b. 1899), Argentine-born, British naval officer and flying ace credited with eight aerial victories
  • Ken Traill (1926-2002), English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s
  • John Arthur Edward Traill (1882-1958), first Irish-Argentine 10-goal polo player; he won the Argentine Open 10 times during his career
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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The Traill Motto

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The Traill 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


  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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