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Trego Early Origins



The surname Trego was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant, the Sire de Tregos, who was originally of Troisgots in St.Lo, Normandy and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The ruins of his castle exist on the Vire. Le Sire de Tregos held lands in Hereford, Wiltshire and Cornwall.

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Trego Spelling Variations


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Trego Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tregos, Tregoes, Tregoz, Tregoze, Tregosse and many more.

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Trego Early History


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Trego Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trego research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1131, 1145 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Trego History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trego Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trego Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trego 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:

Trego Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William, Trego Sr., who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Pierre Trego, who arrived in Delaware in 1684

Trego Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Trego, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trego (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trego (post 1700)



  • Reno W. Trego, American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1937-1940)
  • William Brooke Thomas Trego (1858-1909), American painter best known for his historical military subjects
  • Peter David Trego (b. 1981), English cricketer who plays for Somerset

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Trego Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Trego Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trego 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 28 July 2015 at 10:48.

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