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Tranter is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of Trent in the county of Dorset, or on the banks of the Trent River. The surname Tranter 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.

Tranter Early Origins



The surname Tranter was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tranter Spelling Variations


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Tranter Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tranter family name include Trent, Trente, Trend and others.

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Tranter Early History


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Tranter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tranter research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1638, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Tranter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tranter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tranter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tranter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tranter surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Tranter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Solamon Tranter, who arrived in Virginia in 1677
  • Thomas Tranter, who arrived in Virginia in 1690

Tranter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Tranter, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1774

Tranter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tranter, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Henry Tranter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Tranter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Margaret Tranter, aged 24, originally from Dawley, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QS-L61 : 6 December 2014), Sarah Margaret Tranter, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Tranter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tranter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Francis Tranter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Ellen Tranter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tranter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tranter (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Tranter (b. 1945), English retired footballer
  • James "Jim" Tranter, English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s
  • Thomas G. "Tom" Tranter (1940-2005), English academic, footballer and football coach
  • Walter Rogers Tranter (1875-1945), English association football player from Middlesbrough
  • David L. Tranter (b. 1962), United States Antarctic Research Program glaciologist at Roosevelt Island, 1962-63, eponym of the Tranter Glacier, Antarctica
  • Fraser Tranter (b. 1965), British strongman competitor
  • Brendan Tranter (b. 1971), former Australian rules footballer
  • Clement John "C.J." Tranter CBE, D.Sc, (1909-1991), British mathematics professor, researcher and the author
  • Daniel Tranter, Australian competitive swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • John Ernest Tranter (1943-1990), Australian poet, publisher and editor, recipient of the Creative Arts Fellowship in 1990
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tranter Historic Events


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Tranter Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Henry Charles Tranter, British Sergeant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing in action 1942

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Motto


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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: Augeo
Motto Translation: I increase.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QS-L61 : 6 December 2014), Sarah Margaret Tranter, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Tranter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tranter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 16:27.

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