Trampe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Trampe surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum." Or, it may come from the place name, Trampe in Uckermark, a district in present day Brandenburg, but which was claimed by Pomerania in medieval times.

Early Origins of the Trampe family

The surname Trampe was first found in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. There is an early record of Willeke (von) Tramp, a Pomeranian knight, in 1280. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Trampe family

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Trampe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tramp, Trampe, Trump, Trumpe, Trempe, Von Tramp and many more.

Early Notables of the Trampe family (pre 1700)

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United States Trampe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trampe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Henry Trampe, aged 32, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1845 [1]


  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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