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The Anglo-Saxon name Trent comes from the family having resided in the settlement of Trent in the county of Dorset, or on the banks of the Trent River. The surname Trent belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, farmsteads, or other locations.

Trent Early Origins



The surname Trent was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Trent Spelling Variations


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Trent Spelling Variations



Trent has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Trent, Trente, Trend and others.

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Trent Early History


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Trent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trent research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1638, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Trent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trent Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trent 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Trents to arrive on North American shores:

Trent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Trent who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Trent, aged 27, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Humphry Trent, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Humphrey Trent settled in Virginia in 1638
  • John Trent settled in Virginia in 1647
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Trent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentine Trent, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811

Trent Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Trent, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Trent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Trent arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trent (post 1700)



  • Charles Wilburn "Buck" Trent (b. 1938), American country music instrumentalist
  • Alphonse "Alphonso" Trent (1905-1959), American Jazz pianist and band leader
  • Morgan Trent (b. 1985), American NFL football cornerback
  • Gary Dajaun Trent (b. 1974), American retired professional NBA basketball player
  • Dr. John Trent, American author of Christian marriage and family books
  • Derek Trent (b. 1980), American retired competitive skater pair skater
  • Major William Trent (1715-1787), American soldier and merchant in the French and Indian Wars, son of William Trent, founder of Trenton, New Jersey
  • William Peterfield Trent (1862-1939), American professor of English literature at Columbia University
  • Jackie Trent (1940-2015), born Yvonne Burgess, British singer/songwriter
  • Group Captain Leonard Henry Trent VC, DFC (1915-1986), New Zealand, pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Suggested Readings for the name Trent


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Suggested Readings for the name Trent



  • The Lawson Golden Book by Virginia Ruth Lawson Trent.

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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: Augeo
Motto Translation: I increase.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Trent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trent 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 16 September 2016 at 14:30.

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