Treasure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Treasure family

The surname Treasure was first found in Suffolk where the first record was Richard prescere in 1221. [1] The name is a derivative of the Old English words perscan, pryscan, meaning "to thresh," or occupationally a "thresher, " a grain thresher. [2] [3] [4]

By 1319, Geoffrey le Thressher was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex. [1] In Somerset, Robert le Thressher was listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5] And later, Ricardus Trescher was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [6]

Early History of the Treasure family

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Treasure Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thrasher, Thresher, Trasher, Tresher, Treasure, Trescher and many more.

Early Notables of the Treasure family (pre 1700)

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United States Treasure migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Treasure Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Treasure, aged 12, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [7]
  • Caroline Treasure, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [7]
  • Elizabeth Treasure, aged 40, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [7]
  • George Treasure, aged 42, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [7]
  • Hannah Treasure, aged 3, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Treasure migration to Australia +

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

Treasure Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Deborah Treasure, British Convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Experiment" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. John Treasure, (b. 1818), aged 23, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 15 years for house breaking, transported aboard the "David Clarke" on 3rd June 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [9]
  • James Treasure, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849 [10]

Contemporary Notables of the name Treasure (post 1700) +

  • Sisely Treasure, American singer and dancer
  • Mr. Hubert Treasure M.B.E., British Constable for West Midlands Police, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Policing [11]
  • David Lewis Treasure (1943-2018), Australian politician, Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Gippsland East (1992–1999)
  • Rachael Jennifer Treasure (b. 1968), née Smith, Australian journalist and writer
  • Francis William "Frank" Treasure Sr. (1925-1998), Australian rules footballer, inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2010
  • David Treasure, Welsh rugby league player


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd June 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/david-clarke
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ABBERTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Abberton.htm
  11. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1


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