The first people to use the distinguished Tranch family name were found in Northumberland
, after arriving from La Tranche,
a town in the province of Poitou, France. This family was a Huguenot family, and they came to England
to escape religious persecution. Protestant England
offered them a home which was more tolerant of religious differences.
Early Origins of the Tranch family
The surname Tranch was first found in Northumberland
where they were granted lands. This family was originally from La Tranche, a town in Poitou, which was in possession of the family from very early times. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Frederick de la Tranche or Trenche sought refuge after the massacre of St. Bartholomew, and came to England
Early History of the Tranch family
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Tranch Spelling Variations
Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England
. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations
because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire
. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Tranch, Tranche, Trench, Trenche and others.
Early Notables of the Tranch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tranch family to Ireland
Some of the Tranch family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tranch family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Tranch: Joseph Trench who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819.
The Tranch 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: Virtutis fortuna comes
Motto Translation: Fortune is the companion of valour.