Early Origins of the Tregavethan family
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.
Early History of the Tregavethan family
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Tregavethan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tregarthen, Tregarthien, Tregarthian, Tregavethan and others.
Early Notables of the Tregavethan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tregavethan family to the New World and Oceana
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.