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The first people to use the distinguished Trench family name were found in Northumberland, England, after arriving from La Tranche, a town in the province of Poitou, France. This family was a Huguenot family, and they came to England to escape religious persecution. Protestant England offered them a home which was more tolerant of religious differences.

Trench Early Origins



The surname Trench was first found in Northumberland where they were granted lands. This family was originally from La Tranche, a town in Poitou, which was in possession of the family from very early times. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Frederick de la Tranche or Trenche sought refuge after the massacre of St. Bartholomew, and came to England in 1575.

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Trench Spelling Variations


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Trench Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Tranch, Tranche, Trench, Trenche and others.

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Trench Early History


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Trench Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trench research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1803, 1681, 1752, 1715, 1752 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Trench History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trench Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trench Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trench Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trench In Ireland


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Trench In Ireland



Some of the Trench family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Trench:

Trench Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Trench who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Philip Trench, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • H. M. Trench, aged 29, who arrived in America from Dublin, in 1894
  • Wm. Lee P. Trench, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1894

Trench Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sydney Trench, aged 37, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Jan A. Trench, aged 42, who arrived in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1906
  • Charles Stewart Trench, aged 54, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Alfred S. Trench, aged 21, who arrived in America from Camberley, England, in 1909
  • Yvonne Olga Trench, aged 22, who arrived in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trench (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trench (post 1700)



  • Joseph Trench (1815-1879), American architect, founder of Trench & Company, known for his designs of the The Odd Fellows Hall in Manhattan and the A. T. Stewart Store
  • Francis Chenevix Trench (1805-1886), English divine and author
  • William Power Keating Trench (1741-1805), 1st Earl of Clancarty, an Irish aristocrat and politician
  • Richard Le Poer Trench GCB, GCH, PC (1767-1837), 2nd Earl of Clancarty, 1st Marquess of Heusden, an Irish peer, a nobleman in the Dutch nobility
  • Richard Trench (1710-1768), Irish politician and the ancestor of the Earls of Clancarty, Member of Parliament for Banagher (1735-1761) and for Galway County (1761-1768)
  • Frederic Herbert Trench (1865-1923), Irish poet
  • Melesina Trench (1768-1827), Irish writer, poet and diarist whose works were published posthumously by her son Richard Chenevix Trench
  • Sir David Clive Crosbie Trench GCMG MC DL (1915-1988), British Army officer and colonial governor, 24th Governor of Hong Kong (1964-1971)
  • Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Irish prelate, Archbishop of Ireland, younger brother of Francis Trench

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Trench Historic Events


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Trench Historic Events




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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis fortuna comes
Motto Translation: Fortune is the companion of valour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Trench Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trench 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.

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