Early Origins of the Tresswell family
The surname Tresswell was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Treswell. The Cornish influence on English history was quite independent until the 9th century when finally they were subdued by the prevailing Saxons
, but was again diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts of England
was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Cornish surnames survived and the family name was first officially referenced in the year 1400 when Robert Treswell held estates in Cornwall
. However, the village of Treswell was held by a Norman noble who was under-tenant to Count of Mortain at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 and conjecturally, the family name may also be descended from this noble.
Early History of the Tresswell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tresswell research.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Tresswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tresswell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tresawell, Tresswell, Treswell, Treswel, Tresswel, Treswellan and many more.
Early Notables of the Tresswell family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Tresswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tresswell family to Ireland
Some of the Tresswell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tresswell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Tho Trewell, who arrived in Virginia in 1662; Loring John Treswell, who settled in America in 1764; and William Trewell, who arrived in Maryland in 1780..