The name Trantchard was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Trantchard is a name for a soldier.
Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word trenchire,
meaning a swordsman, soldier, or man of war.
Early Origins of the Trantchard family
The surname Trantchard was first found in Dorset
where they were granted the lands of Hordhill in the Isle of Wight by Baldwin de Ripariis to Paganus Trenchard and his heirs about 1100 A.D. The grandsons of Paganus, Robert, Alexander and Hugh Trenchard, witnessed the deed.
Early History of the Trantchard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trantchard research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1509, 1588, 1586, 1662, 1621, 1625, 1582, 1657, 1613, 1640 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Trantchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trantchard Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Trenchard, Trancherd, Trencher, Trenchar and others.
Early Notables of the Trantchard family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Paganus Trenchard of Hordhill; John Trenchard (1586-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trantchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trantchard family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Trantchard or a variant listed above: Symon Trencherd, who settled in Virginia in 1637. Attorney General George Trenchard of New Jersey settled there in 1686; he was from Somerset
in England, he was succeeded by Edward Trenchard of New York City. In Newfoundland, Benjamin Trencher was a blacksmith of Lower Island Cove in 1838.
The Trantchard 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: Nosce Teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.