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Trantham Early Origins



The surname Trantham was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1250 when John of Trentham was prior of Trentham.

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Trantham Spelling Variations


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Trantham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trentham, Trentam, Trentom, Trentem and others.

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Trantham Early History


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Trantham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trantham research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1627, 1455, 1487, 1487, 1519, 1512, 1515, 1515, 1547, 1536, 1538, 1587, 1575, 1605 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Trantham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trantham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trantham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Trentham ( ca. 1487-1519), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Shrewsbury in 1512 and 1515; Richard Trentham (ca.1515-1547), an English politician, Member of...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trantham 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trantham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Trantham, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP4-G2H : 6 December 2014), Henry Trantham, 27 May 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trantham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trantham (post 1700)



  • Gene Trantham, American Associate Professor, Chair of Musicology/Composition/Theory at Bowling Green State University, Ohio
  • Sidney Trantham Ph.D., American Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Kenneth W. Trantham, American Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physics & Physical Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

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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:JXP4-G2H : 6 December 2014), Henry Trantham, 27 May 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Trantham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trantham 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 29 August 2016 at 09:01.

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