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." 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trask research. Another 82 words (6 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.
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Trask Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Harriet Trask, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
Israel Trask, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
Ann Trask, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
Israel Trask, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
Enoch Trask, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Fastest Delivery Possible
Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day
Money Back Guarantee
Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed
BBB A+ Rating
The Best Rating possible
Secure Online Payment
Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate
Removing this item from your shopping cart will remove your associated sale items.
Are you sure you want to delete this item from your shopping cart?