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The Trevor family name comes from the name of either of the Welsh settlements called Trevor in Denbigh and Anglesey. As such, the surname Trevor belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Trevor Early Origins



The surname Trevor was first found in Herefordshire, where Tudor Trevor was Lord of Hereford, Wittington, and both Maelors, founder of the Tribe of the Marches. He was son of Ynyr Ap Cadforch, Lord of both Maelors in Powys, a Baron of Powys. Trevor Hall is a large grade mansion standing in 85 acres (35 hectares) of parkland at Trevor, near Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales. The estate has been in the family since medieval times and was at one time the home of Bishop John Trevor (died 1357.)

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Trevor Spelling Variations


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Trevor Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Trevor have included Trevor, Trefor and others.

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Trevor Early History


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Trevor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trevor research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1346, 1357, 1410, 1563, 1630, 1596, 1673, 1620, 1626, 1672, 1637, 1717, 1658, 1730, 1695, 1618, 1670, 1693, 1669, 1706 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Trevor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trevor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trevor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Trevor (died 1357), Bishop of St Asaph in north Wales, (1346 to 1357); John Trevor (died 1410), or John Trevaur, Bishop of St. Asaph in Wales and later became nominal Bishop of St Andrews in Scotland; Sir John Trevor (1563-1630)...

Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trevor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trevor In Ireland


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Trevor In Ireland



Some of the Trevor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Trevor:

Trevor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Trevor, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • John Trevor, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Thomas Trevor, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Morris Trevor, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Trevor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Trevor, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1795
  • Caleb Trevor settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Trevor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Trevor, aged 25, who landed in America from Cardiff, in 1892

Trevor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Trevor, aged 3, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Clyfford Trevor, aged 29, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1909
  • Edvard Lenton Trevor, aged 50, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Charles Trevor, aged 21, who landed in America from Portadawn, Ireland, in 1914
  • Edgar E Trevor, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trevor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trevor (post 1700)



  • John Bond Trevor (1822-1890), American financier and Wall Street pioneer, son of John B. Trevor
  • John B. Trevor (1788-1860), American politician, Pennsylvania State Treasurer (1820-1821)
  • John B. Trevor Sr. (1878-1956), American lawyer and immigration reformer
  • Claire Trevor (1910-2000), born Claire Wemlinger, American Academy Award-winning American actress, nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir"
  • William Trevor KBE (1928-2016), Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, three-time Whitbread Prize winning and nominated five times for the Booker Prize
  • Arthur Hill- Trevor (1798-1862), English Conservative Party politician from Whittlebury, Northamptonshire
  • Arthur Edwin Hill- Trevor (b. 1819), 1st Baron Trevor, Irish Conservative Member of Parliament, Member of Parliament for Down (1845-1880)
  • Richard Trevor (1707-1771), English prelate, Bishop of St David's (1744 to 1752) and Bishop of Durham (1752 to 1771)
  • John Trevor (1855-1930), English Unitarian minister who formed The Labour Church in 1891
  • John Trevor (1748-1824), 3rd Viscount Hampden, British diplomatist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Trevor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trevor 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 21 November 2016 at 16:00.

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