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Trigwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The proud Trigwell family originated in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Trigwell family originally lived in Cornwall at the manors of Tregonwell and Bellarmine.

Early Origins of the Trigwell family


The surname Trigwell was first found in Cornwall, at Tregonwell, in the parish of Cranstock. where they were Lords of the manor of Tregonwell and Bellarmine. Local records say "they builded many places" and possessed "many lands and manors before the Norman Conquest." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Trigwell family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trigwell research.
Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1604, 1615, 1627, 1622, 1752, 1632, 1682, 1659, 1660, 1679, 1622 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Trigwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trigwell Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tregonwell, Tregenwell and others.

Early Notables of the Trigwell family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Doctor Tregonwell of Cornwall; John Tregonwell was one of the benefactors of Milton Abbey, Dorset in the 14th century; and John Tregonwell (1632-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle...
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Migration of the Trigwell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Trigwell family to the New World and Oceana


In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Trigwell were found:

Trigwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Trigwell, aged 21, originally from Lewes, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRC-Z3V : 6 December 2014), Annie Trigwell, 13 Aug 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfred Henry Trigwell, aged 36, originally from Birmingham, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P3-M4S : 6 December 2014), Alfred Henry Trigwell, 07 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Florence Jean Trigwell, originally from Birmingham, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P3-M4W : 6 December 2014), Florence Jean Trigwell, 07 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Trigwell (post 1700)


  • Hannah Trigwell (b. 1990), English singer-songwriter
  • E.A. Trigwell, Australian radio supervisor at Davis Station in 1958, eponym of Trigwell Island, Antarctica

The Trigwell Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRC-Z3V : 6 December 2014), Annie Trigwell, 13 Aug 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P3-M4S : 6 December 2014), Alfred Henry Trigwell, 07 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P3-M4W : 6 December 2014), Florence Jean Trigwell, 07 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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