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Tregavethan Early Origins



The surname Tregavethan 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.

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Tregavethan Spelling Variations


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Tregavethan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tregarthen, Tregarthien, Tregarthian, Tregavethan and others.

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Tregavethan Early History


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Tregavethan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tregavethan research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 135 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Tregavethan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tregavethan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tregavethan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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: those of this name have contributed to the society on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Tregavethan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tregavethan 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 7 November 2014 at 10:06.

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