Early Origins of the Tretter family
The surname Tretter 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 Tretter family
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Tretter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trevthick, Trethick, Trevittick, Trevedicke, Trevick, Trethake and many more.
Early Notables of the Tretter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tretter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tretter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Maria Barbara Tretter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854
- Charles Tretter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1869
- Michael Tretter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1870
- Justine Tretter, who settled in America in 1882