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Early Origins of the Tratten family

The surname Tratten was first found in Cheshire. "This family, originally written Treton, and springing from Cheshire, settled at Lewes, co. Sussex in the XVI century. The family became extinct in the XVIII century, but not the name, for singularly enough, at Lewes, and in a great many of the surrounding parishes, Trayton is an extremely common baptismal name. " [1]

The Treeton or Trayton may have originated in Treeton, South Yorkshire where the place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Tretone. [2] [3] The place name literally means "tree enclosure or farmstead." [4]

The Trett variant was frequently listed in the early Pipe Rolls. Robert filius Trote, 1165 was listed in the the Pipe Rolls, or Sheriff's Annual Accounts of the Counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Durham during the reigns of Henry II, Richard I and John. The same source lists Richard filius Truite, 1179. [5]

In Somerset, early records there show Nicholas Truhyt; Thomas Troht; Robert Trote; Thomas Trut; and Robert Tryut. All were listed 1 Edward III, in other words in the first year of King Edward III's reign. [6]

"The Trotts are now established in the neighbouring districts of Honiton and Cullompton. John Trott, one of the martyrs of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685, died on the scaffold at Bridgewater." [7]

Early History of the Tratten family

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Tratten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trayton, Treyton, Traton, Tratton and others.

Early Notables of the Tratten family

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Australia Tratten migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tratten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  7. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  8. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook