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The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall, the homeland to the Trajaggough family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Trajaggough family originally lived at Trejo in the county of Cornwall.

Early Origins of the Trajaggough family


The surname Trajaggough was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Crantock. The parish of Crantock bordered on the northern coast on the banks of the Bristol Channel. About the 12th and 13th centuries this ancient Clan Trejago was of great force in the west country, they having many knights listed in 1323 who held 40 librates of land. In 1306, Sir John de Trejago represented Cornwall in Parliament, he being one of two `knights of the Shire.' Sir John continued this representation until 1340. He is undoubtedly one and the same as the High Sheriff of Cornwall who was at this time a Trejago, John de Trejago, classified amongst all landholders as being a `first class landholder'.

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Early History of the Trajaggough family

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Early History of the Trajaggough family


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Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 141 and 1417 are included under the topic Early Trajaggough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trajaggough Spelling Variations

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Trajaggough 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 Trejago, Treiago, Trajago, Treajago, Trejaggo, Trejagoe and many more.

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Early Notables of the Trajaggough family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Trajaggough family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Trajaggough family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Trajaggough family to the New World and Oceana


Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Trajaggough or a variant listed above: Joseph Trejagow who landed in North America in 1700.

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