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Early Origins of the Trane family

The surname Trane was first found in Northumberland and Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, Lords of the manor of Streatlam, Stewards of Richmondshire (now Yorkshire and Durham,) and were closely associated with the ancient Percies, Earls of Northumberland, and the Royal Balliol family.

Stainton with Streatlam in Durham was an ancient family seat. "This hamlet at an early period belonged to the Traynes, lords of Streatlam; and was acquired, by marriage with the heiress of Trayne, by Sir Adam Bowes. The estate afterwards became separated from the Streatlam property, but was re-united to it in 1526." [1]

Further to the north in Scotland, "the first records of this surname are all associated with the burgh of Irvine. Tran was bailie of Irvine, 1540, Thomas Tran was charter witness there, 1455, Mariot Trane was repledged to liberty of the burgh in 1460." [2]

Early History of the Trane family

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Trane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Train, Trayne, Trane and others.

Early Notables of the Trane family

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was

  • William Trayne, shipowner in Irvine in 1557, and another William Trane in Irrwine, 1583...
  • Patrick Trane, was merchant burgess of Glasgow in 1653, and in 1657 Alexander Trayne was heir of Mr...
  • Alexander Trane, late minister at Lochruitoune...
  • Johannes Trane was regent in the College of Glasgow, 1693, and Joseph Train was correspondent of Sir Walter Scott[2]...

United States Trane migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Trane, aged 25, who landed in New England in 1635 aboard the ship "Susan and Ellin" [3]

Australia Trane migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Otto Trane (1900-1941), German Sondf. Leutnant zur See who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. 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)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from
  5. Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook