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The ancient and distinguished surname Trevarthen 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.

Trevarthen Early Origins



The surname Trevarthen 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.

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Trevarthen Spelling Variations


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Trevarthen Spelling Variations



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

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Trevarthen Early History


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Trevarthen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trevarthen research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 4031 is included under the topic Early Trevarthen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trevarthen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trevarthen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trevarthen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Trevarthen, aged 40, who arrived in America from South Africa, in 1897

Trevarthen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Kendle Trevarthen, aged 29, who arrived in America from Libery, England, in 1907
  • William Arthur Trevarthen, aged 24, who arrived in America from Camborne, England, in 1907
  • Thomazine Trevarthen, aged 18, who arrived in America from Cornwall, England, in 1908
  • Henry Trevarthen, aged 19, who arrived in America from Camborne, England, in 1913
  • Richard C. Trevarthen, aged 23, who arrived in America from Hayle, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Trevarthen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Trevarthen landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • M Trevarthen landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trevarthen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trevarthen (post 1700)



  • Trethanna Trevarthen, American costume maker, known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), Hugo (2011) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  • Noel Trevarthen (1938-2006), New Zealand Logie Award winning actor, best known for his roles in The Rovers (1969), Riviera Police (1965) and Dusty (1983)
  • Colwyn Trevarthen, British Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh
  • William "Bill" MacVay Trevarthen, New Zealand rugby footballer who played for the New Zealand National Team (1907-1909)

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Trevarthen Historic Events


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Trevarthen Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Trevarthen (b. 1895), English Canteen Assistant serving for the Royal Navy from Camborne, Cornwall, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Trevarthen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trevarthen 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 24 December 2015 at 11:48.

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