The name Traweek was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a faithful or trusty man. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English words trew, trewe, trow,
These all come from the Old English word treowe,
which means faithful, loyal,
The latter portion of the name is derived from the word man.
Early Origins of the Traweek family
The surname Traweek was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Traweek family
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Traweek Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Traweek include Trueman, Truman, Trewman and others.
Early Notables of the Traweek family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Traweek family to Ireland
Some of the Traweek family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Traweek family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Trueman settled in Barbados in 1654; Robert Trueman settled in Virginia in 1656; John Truman settled in Virginia in 1654; William Truman settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774 with his wife Anne and son William..