name Trans comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Trent in the county of Dorset
, or on the banks of the Trent River. The surname Trans belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, farmsteads, or other locations.
Early Origins of the Trans family
The surname Trans was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Trans family
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Trans Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Trans has been recorded under many different variations, including Trent, Trente, Trend and others.
Early Notables of the Trans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trans family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Trans or a variant listed above: Jo Trent who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by Humphrey Trent in 1638; John Trent in 1647; Maurice Trent settled in West New Jersey in 1664.
The Trans 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 Translation: I increase.
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