The Traywick surname comes from one of the numerous places so named in Cornwall
. As such, it is classed as a habitation surname denoting someone who came from Trevithick.
Early Origins of the Traywick family
The surname Traywick was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Trevithick in St Columb Major and Minor. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
Early History of the Traywick family
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Traywick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trevithick, Trevethick, Trevetheck, Trevethick and others.
Early Notables of the Traywick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Traywick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Trevithick, and William Trevithick who were recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; Wm. Trevitheck, who came to Detroit in 1866; and James Trevithick, who arrived in Colorado in 1889..
Contemporary Notables of the name Traywick (post 1700)
- Randy Traywick (b. 1959), birth name of Randy Travis, American multiple award winning country singer and actor