Trevithick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Trevithick surname comes from one of the numerous places so named in Cornwall. As such, it is classed as a habitation surname denoting someone who came from Trevithick.

Early Origins of the Trevithick family

The surname Trevithick was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trevithick in St Columb Major and Minor. 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 Trevithick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trevithick research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1642, 1674, 1668, 1700 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Trevithick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trevithick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trevithick, Trevethick, Trevetheck, Trevethick and others.

Early Notables of the Trevithick family (pre 1700)

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United States Trevithick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trevithick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Trevithick, who arrived in Colorado in 1889

Canada Trevithick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trevithick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Trevithick, and William Trevithick who were recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

Australia Trevithick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trevithick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Trevithick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [1]
  • Elizabeth Trevithick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [1]
  • Grace Dylman Symonds Trevithick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [1]
  • Thomas Henry Trevithick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [1]
  • Richard Pascoe Trevithick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Trevithick (post 1700) +

  • Paul Trevithick (b. 1959), American inventor, engineer and entrepreneur
  • Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), Cornish engineer/inventor ‘the father of the locomotive engine,’ the only son of Richard Trevithick, born at Illogan in the west of Cornwall
  • Francis Trevithick (1812-1877), English engineer, one of the first locomotive engineers of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR)


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm


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