Treloar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name was derived from the Old English words "Troe lof."

Early Origins of the Treloar family

The surname Treloar was first found in Cornwall, where a Richard Trewlove was recorded in 1273.

Early History of the Treloar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Treloar research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1379, and 1597 are included under the topic Early Treloar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Treloar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Treloar, Trelouargh, Truelove, Trewlove, Trolove, Trueluve, Trewluve and many more.

Early Notables of the Treloar family (pre 1700)

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United States Treloar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Treloar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Treloar (1825-1894), a native of Cornwall, England, who settled in North Carolina in 1849

Canada Treloar migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Treloar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Treloar, age 40, who was recorded in the Ontario Census of 1871

Australia Treloar migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Treloar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Treloar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [1]
  • Ann Treloar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [2]
  • Bennett Treloar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [2]
  • Elizabeth Treloar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [2]
  • John Treloar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Treloar migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Treloar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Treloar, (b. 1840), aged 25, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastern Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 4th January 1865 [3]
  • Mr. William Treloar, (b. 1840), aged 25, British carpenter travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastern Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 4th January 1865 [3]
  • Miss Josephine Treloar, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish settler departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875, she gave birth prematurely on board to a boy who did not survive [4]
  • Mr. Richard Treloar, (b. 1852), aged 23, Cornish labourer departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [4]
  • Miss Sabina Treloar, (b. 1874), aged 8 months, Cornish settler departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875, she died on board the 6th April [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Treloar (post 1700) +

  • William Mitchellson Treloar (1850-1935), American educator, composer, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1895-1897)
  • Thomas John Treloar (1892-1953), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Gwydir (1949-1953)
  • Phillip Maurice Treloar (b. 1946), Australian jazz drummer, percussionist and composer from Sydney
  • Peter Andrew Treloar, Australian politician, Member of the South Australian House of Assembly for Flinders (2010-)
  • Margaret Treloar, Canadian food scientist and product development expert, Chair of the World Board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (2008-2011)
  • Professor Leslie Ronald George "L.R.G." Treloar OBE (b. 1906), British Professor of Polymer & Fibre Science, a leading figure in the science of rubber and elasticity
  • John Linton Treloar OBE (1894-1952), Australian archivist and the second director of the Australian War Memorial
  • Cameron Treloar (b. 1980), Australian rugby union player
  • Adam Treloar (b. 1993), professional Australian rules footballer
  • Sir William Purdie Treloar (1843-1923), 1st Baronet, English peer and politician from London, Lord Mayor of London (1906-1907), founder of the Orthopaedic Hospital and College, Treloar College and Treloar School at Alton, Hampshire in 1908
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Ian Thomas Roy Treloar (1919-1941), Australian Lieutenant from Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [5]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Walter J B Treloar (b. 1905), English Leading Seaman/Act. Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH SOVEREIGN 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847BritishSovereign.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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