Tranchot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tranchot family

The surname Tranchot was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held a family seat at Pontjoly. A branch of the family joined the Conquest and fought at Hastings.

"Trenchevent was evidently a messenger distinguished by his swiftness of foot. And the name of Alan de Trenchemer, Richard Coeur de Lion's Sea Admiral, indicates his profession and his skill." Trenchelion should, by analogy, describe a champion who liad overcome and slaughtered a lion; even as Trencheloup designates a 'wolf-slayer'. This seemed so improbable an etymology that I was inclined to believe it stood for Trenquélleon, a French barony that belonged to the family of De Broquas." [1]

"Two De Trenchelions, Gilles and Charles, were Seigneurs de Palluau in the sixteenth century; the former married Blanche, daughter of Eustace de Montberon, Vicomte d'Aunay. Again, Charles Tranchelyon, Seigneur de Boisward, was the son-in-law of Jean de Culant, Seigneur de Brécy, who died in 1605. The eariiest in date is an heiress, Anne de Tranchelion, who carried the Seigneurie de la Motte d'Usseau in marriage to Pierre de Brissac; their daughter again inherited, and was the wife of Guillaume de Bec, who died in 1449." [1]

Early History of the Tranchot family

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Tranchot Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tranchand, Tranchant, Tranchard, Tranchell, Trenchellon, Tranchillon, Tranchon and many more.

Early Notables of the Tranchot family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Tranchot family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nouel Tranchant, who settled in Acadia in 1636; Jean Tranchant, who arrived in Boston in 1763; Carl Johan Tranchell, who arrived in New York, NY sometime between 1802 and 1841.



  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3


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