Show ContentsTrevathan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished surname Trevathan lie in the southwestern county of Cornwall, a land steeped in legend and mystique. The name is derived from "Trevethan," the name of places in the parishes of St. Eval, Budock, and Gwennap, and is made up of two elements: the characteristic Cornish "tre," meaning "homestead, settlement," and "buthyn," meaning "meadow." It is likely that the progenitor of this name was a native of Trevethan.

Early Origins of the Trevathan family

The surname Trevathan was first found in Cornwall. The origins of the name make it likely that the name emerged independently in the parishes of Budock, St. Eval, and Gwennap during the Middle Ages. The Trevathan family held a family seat at Cornwall for many centuries, owing its prominence to its many distinguished members.

Early History of the Trevathan family

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Trevathan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trevethan, Trevethen, Trefethen, Trefethan, Trevathan and many more.

Early Notables of the Trevathan family (pre 1700)

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United States Trevathan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trevathan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Trevathan, who arrived in Virginia on the ship Recovery in 1679

Contemporary Notables of the name Trevathan (post 1700) +

  • Danny Trevathan (b. 1990), American NFL football linebacker for the Denver Broncos
  • Edwin Trevathan, American professor of neurology and pediatrics at Washington University
  • Kim Trevathan, well-known author on Facebook