Trethewy is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Trethewy family lived in Cornwall
, at the village of Tewardevi, from which their name is derived.
Early Origins of the Trethewy family
The surname Trethewy 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.
Early History of the Trethewy family
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Trethewy Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Trethewy family name include Trethewey, Trethewy, Trethevy, Threthaway, Treadaway and many more.
Early Notables of the Trethewy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trethewy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trethewy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Trethewy, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, 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 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
Trethewy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Jabez Trethewy, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
- Sarah Trethewy, aged 22, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875