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Trethewey is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Trethewey family lived in Cornwall, at the village of Tewardevi, from which their name is derived.

Trethewey Early Origins



The surname Trethewey was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times. There is also some evidence to believe that they were descended from Richard of Trethewey, a Norman knight, who held this village from the Count of Mortaine during the Norman occupation as recorded in the Domesday Book taken in 1086.

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Trethewey Spelling Variations


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Trethewey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Trethewey has been recorded under many different variations, including Trethewey, Trethewy, Trethevy, Threthaway, Treadaway and many more.

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Trethewey Early History


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Trethewey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trethewey research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trethewey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trethewey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trethewey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trethewey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Tretheweys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Trethewey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Trethewey who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) county, Pennsylvania in 1765

Trethewey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Trethewey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trethewey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trethewey (post 1700)



  • Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966), American poet awarded won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry

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Trethewey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Trethewey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trethewey 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 20 June 2016 at 07:24.

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