Early Origins of the Trethake family
The surname Trethake was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Trevethick. 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 1359 when Geoffrey Treathec held estates at Putnam in Cornwall
. However, the village of Treaeake was held by Thurstan 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 Thurstan.
Early History of the Trethake family
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Trethake Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trevthick, Trethick, Trevittick, Trevedicke, Trevick, Trethake and many more.
Early Notables of the Trethake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trethake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trethake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Trethake, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822