Trevors History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Trevors family

The surname Trevors 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.)

There was always a close relationship with people of Wales and Cornwall; so it is not surprising to find an early reference to the family there. "The manor of Trevear [in the parish of Gorran] was formerly the property, and the mansion the residence of a family of this name. Tonkin says, that the mansion of Sir Henry Trevear was standing so late as the year 1736. From this family it passed to the Scawens, and it is now the property of Thomas Graham, Esq." [1]

Early History of the Trevors family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trevors research. Another 96 words (7 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, 1851, 1618, 1670, 1641, 1642, 1641 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Trevors History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trevors Spelling Variations

The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. 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 could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Trevors have included Trevor, Trefor and others.

Early Notables of the Trevors family (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), MP and Surveyor of the Queen's Ships; Sir John Trevor (1596-1673), his son, MP from 1620, member of the Council of State during the Protectorate...
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trevors Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Trevors family to Ireland

Some of the Trevors family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 132 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Trevors migration to the United States +

North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Trevors:

Trevors Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Trevors, who settled in Maryland in 1766


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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