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Trevarthan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient and distinguished surname Trevarthan comes from the southwestern county of Cornwall. The name is made up of two elements: the Cornish "tre," meaning "homestead, settlement," and the Welsh personal name "Arthen." This name was borne by places in the parishes of St. Hilary and Newlyn East; thus, it is likely that the original bearer of the surname came from one of these places.

Early Origins of the Trevarthan family


The surname Trevarthan was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trevarthian. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Trevarthan family


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Trevarthan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Trevarthen, Trevarthian, Trevarthan and others.

Early Notables of the Trevarthan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Trevarthan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Trevarthan (post 1700)


  • Thomas Trevarthan, New Zealand rugby league player who played for the New Zealand National Team in 1936

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