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Trask Early Origins



The surname Trask was first found in Yorkshire at Thirsk where the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Thirsk, held by Hugh Fitzbaldric, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. "The name of this place is supposed to be derived from Tre Isk, two ancient British words signifying a town and river or brook. A strong castle was erected here about 979." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Trask Spelling Variations


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Trask Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thirsk, Thresk, Trask, Tresch, Trasch, Tresk and many more.

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Trask Early History


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Trask Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trask research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1185 and 1219 are included under the topic Early Trask History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trask Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trask Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trask 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:

Trask Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Trask, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1628
  • Suzan Trask, aged 25, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Trask Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Trask, aged 43, arrived in Texas in 1829
  • C O Trask, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A T Trask, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • M Trask, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1871

Trask Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Trask, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Israel Trask, aged 36, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Ann Trask, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Israel Trask, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Enoch Trask, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trask (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trask (post 1700)



  • Gustavus D. S. Trask (1836-1914), American governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor
  • Amy Jeanne Trask (b. 1961), American former CEO of the Oakland Raiders
  • John Trask, American head men's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kate Nichols "Katrina" Trask (1853-1922), American author and philanthropist
  • Stephen Trask (b. 1967), born Stephen Schwartz, an American musician and composer
  • Eliphalet Trask (1806-1890), American politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1858-1861), 3rd Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1855
  • Robert Lawrence "Larry" Trask (1944-2004), American Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex
  • Elbridge Trask (1815-1863), American fur trapper and mountain man
  • Haunani-Kay Trask (b. 1949), Native Hawaiian academic, activist, documentarist and writer
  • Diana Trask (b. 1940), Australian and American country and pop singer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Trask Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trask 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.

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