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The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall, the homeland to the Trengrove family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Trengrove family originally lived in the village of Nanfan, in Cornwall. Members of the family were involved in the blacksmith trade and prior to the 18th century often went by the occupational name Trengove, from the Cornish words tren meaning strong, and angove, meaning smith. Many used the name Trengoff of Nance.

Trengrove Early Origins



The surname Trengrove was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Trengrove first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Trengrove Spelling Variations


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Trengrove Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Nance, Trengove, Trengoff, Trengrove and others.

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Trengrove Early History


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Trengrove Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trengrove research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1521, 1561, 1553, 1547 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Trengrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trengrove Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trengrove Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trengrove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trengrove In Ireland


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Trengrove In Ireland



Some of the Trengrove family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trengrove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Trengrove, aged 37, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • Richard Trengrove, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • Alice Trengrove, aged 14, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • James Trengrove, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • John Trengrove, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Trengrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trengrove 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 8 June 2015 at 09:24.

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