The origins of the Trewton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Troughton, a small estate in the county of Lancashire
. It is now known as Troughton Hall. The surname is derived from the Old English elements trog,
which means trough or hollow, and tun,
which means enclosure or settlement. The surname as a whole means "settlement in the valley."
Early Origins of the Trewton family
The surname Trewton was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The family were Lords of the Manor of Great Lindford from about the 14th century. In the 17th century the main stem of the family name branched north to Lancashire
where they acquired Leach Hall on the lands of Overton.
Early History of the Trewton family
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Trewton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Trewton were recorded, including Troughton, Trowton, Troton, Trawton, Troeton and many more.
Early Notables of the Trewton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trewton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Trewton family emigrate to North America: Frederick Troughton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844; Isabel Troughton landed in America in 1698; Nicholas Troton settled in Virginia in 1638..