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The Trenouth history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Trenouth history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Trenouth family originally lived in Cornwall at the manor of Trenowth in Crantock.

Trenouth Early Origins



The surname Trenouth was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trenowth in Crantock. They are described as a very ancient and powerful family of Cornwall and the first on record is a junior branch of the powerful Trenowths of Trenowth, John Trenowth of Cornewe and Tillond, whose daughters and co-heiresses married into the Sprys of Cornwall. "The original name of this family was Baillie. Thomas Baillie, the first ancestor, was living temp. Edward III. His son, Henry Baillie, obtaining from the Duchy of Cornwall, a grant of the manor and barton of Trenwith, near St. Ives, began to write himself De Trenwith." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Trenouth Spelling Variations


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Trenouth 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 Trenowth, Trenowith, Trenoth, Trenoith and others.

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Trenouth Early History


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Trenouth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trenouth research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1280 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Trenouth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trenouth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trenouth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trenouth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Trenouth, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Susan Trenouth, aged 58, a seamstress, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Susan Trenouth, aged 58, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • Richard Trenouth, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • John Trenouth, aged 34, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • ... (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



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

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  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Trenouth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trenouth 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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