Trevitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trevitt family

The surname Trevitt was first found in Somerset where one of the first records of the family was found in the year 1206 when Hugh Truet was recorded with estates in that shire.

Nicholas Trivet or Trevet (1258?-1328), was an early English historian, "the son of Sir Thomas Trevet (d. 1283), who, according to Leland, was of a Norfolk family; but more probably the Trevets were connected with Somerset. Thomas Trevet was a justice itinerant for Dorset and the neighbouring counties from 1268 to 1271. When Norwich Cathedral was burnt by rioters in August 1272, Trevet was sent to try the malefactors. " [1]

"For many successive descents the manor of Bridgewater, in Somersetshire, was held by the Trivets; and their arms (a trivet) appear on the coping of the ancient bridge which was completed by Sir Thomas Trivet in the time of Edward I. He was one of the Justices of the King, and Sir William Trivet was 'a person of some account in the court of Edward II.' Chilton-Trivet, a mile westwards from Bridgewater, belonged to them, but their principal seat was at Durborough, where they remained till 25 Henry VI." [2]

Early History of the Trevitt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trevitt research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1391, 1387, 1388, 1388, 1316 and 1348 are included under the topic Early Trevitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trevitt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trivett, Trivitt, Treavitt, Treavett, Trevitt, Trevett, Triffit, Trifitt, Triffitt, Tryvett and many more.

Early Notables of the Trevitt family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Trivet (d. 1388), was an English soldier, "a member of a Somerset family, to which Nicholas Trivet, the historian, and his father, Sir Thomas Trivet, the judge, probably belonged...
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New Zealand Trevitt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Trevitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Trevitt, (b. 1837), aged 26, British labourer, from Shropshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [3]
  • Mrs. Jane Trevitt, (b. 1838), aged 25, British settler, from Shropshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [3]
  • Miss Sarah J. Trevitt, (b. 1858), aged 5, British settler, from Shropshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [3]
  • Miss Mary M. Trevitt, (b. 1860), aged 3, British settler, from Shropshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Trevitt (post 1700) +

  • Mr. G. Trevitt, British sheriff, who held the position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1872 to 1873


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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