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The roots of the distinguished surname Trefethen lie in the southwestern county of Cornwall, a land steeped in legend and mystique. The name is derived from "Trevethan," the name of places in the parishes of St. Eval, Budock, and Gwennap, and is made up of two elements: the characteristic Cornish "tre," meaning "homestead, settlement," and "buthyn," meaning "meadow." It is likely that the progenitor of this name was a native of Trevethan.

Trefethen Early Origins



The surname Trefethen was first found in Cornwall. The origins of the name make it likely that the name emerged independently in the parishes of Budock, St. Eval, and Gwennap during the Middle Ages. The Trefethen family held a family seat at Cornwall for many centuries, owing its prominence to its many distinguished members.

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Trefethen Spelling Variations


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Trefethen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trevethan, Trevethen, Trefethen, Trefethan, Trevathan and many more.

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Trefethen Early History


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Trefethen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trefethen research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1679 is included under the topic Early Trefethen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trefethen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trefethen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trefethen 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 were:

Trefethen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Trefethen, who came to New Hampshire in 1687
  • Henry Trefethen, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1687

Trefethen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Trefethen, who came to San Francisco in 1851
  • Benjamin Trefethen, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trefethen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trefethen (post 1700)



  • Eugene Trefethen (d. 1996), American co-founder with his wife Katie (died 2007) of Trefethen Vineyards Napa, California
  • Lloyd Nicholas Trefethen FRS (b. 1955), British professor of numerical analysis and head of the Numerical Analysis Group in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford who co-developed the Embree–Trefethen constant

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Trefethen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trefethen 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 25 November 2016 at 14:51.

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