The Trerrice surname is derived from one of several place name in Cornwall
. These place names in turn comes from the Cornish words "tre," meaning "homestead" or "settlement," and "rys," denoting a "ford," or perhaps alluding to a person's name.
Early Origins of the Trerrice family
The surname Trerrice was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor at Trerice, near Newlyn, South-West Cornwall
. Michael Trerice (some sources list him as Mattew,) owned the 500 acres of the Trerice estate, which included the present-day location of Trerice Manor. Ownership passed to an heiress, Joan Trerice in or about the reign of Edward the Third (reign 1327-1377,) who married into a branch of the Arundell family.
Early History of the Trerrice family
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Trerrice Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trerice, Trerise, Tracise, Trarice, Treyice, Trereiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Trerrice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trerrice family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Trerice, who settled at Charlestown, MA in 1636, with his wife Rebecca. He was ship Master of the " Planter" on its journey from London to Boston in 1635..