Trewynt is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Trewynt family
The surname Trewynt 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 Trewynt family
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Trewynt Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Trewynt family name include Troughton, Trowton, Troton, Trawton, Troeton and many more.
Early Notables of the Trewynt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trewynt family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Trewynt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Frederick Troughton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844; Isabel Troughton landed in America in 1698; Nicholas Troton settled in Virginia in 1638..