Early Origins of the Tregarthen family
The surname Tregarthen was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Tregavethen. The Cornish influence on English history was quite independent until the 9th century when finally they were subdued by the prevailing Saxons
, but was again diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts of England
was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Cornish surnames survived and the family name was first officially referenced in the year 1400 when Thomas Tregarthen held estates in Cornwall
. However, the village of Tregarthevan was held by Hamelin who was under-tenant to Count of Mortain at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 and conjecturally, the family name may also be descended from Hamelin.
Early History of the Tregarthen family
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Tregarthen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tregarthen, Tregarthien, Tregarthian, Tregavethan and others.
Early Notables of the Tregarthen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tregarthen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tregarthen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Francis Tregarthen, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831