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Tredonham Early Origins



The surname Tredonham was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Tredenham in the parish of Probus. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales 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, Somerset and Dorset. They were settled at that place in 1189. Many lines were descended from Sir Joseph Tredenham of Tregonan. "There are strong reasons for believing them to have been an offshoot of the baronial family of Dinham of Cornwall and Devon. The prefix 'Tre' in the Cornish tongue signifies, like the Saxon 'tun,' an enclosure, or fenced estate. It is therefore quite possible that a cadet of Dinham or Denham may have given the name of Tre-Denham, or 'Denham's estate' to his lands, and afterwards his descendants took their surname from those lands. A remarkable confirmation of this notion is, that both families bear in their coat armour fusils (which are far from common in heraldry.)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Tredonham Spelling Variations


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Tredonham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tredenham, Tredenhame, Tredonham, Treadenham, Treadanham, Treadnam and many more.

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Tredonham Early History


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Tredonham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tredonham research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1638, 1662, 1659 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Tredonham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tredonham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tredonham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tredonham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Many fisherman from the coastal villages of Cornwall migrated to the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the Leeward Islands..

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Tredonham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tredonham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 14:19.

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