Trim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trim family

The surname Trim was first found in county Yorkshire, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Trim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trim research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1341 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Trim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trim Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trim, Trimm, Trym, Trymm and others.

Early Notables of the Trim family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Trim family to Ireland

Some of the Trim family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Trim migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Trim was a planter of Seal Cove [New Chelsea] in 1829
  • Edward Trim, who settled in New York, NY in 1829
  • Adam Trim, who settled in America in 1845
  • Eugene Trim, who settled in Newport, Rhode Island in 1851
  • William Trim, who arrived in Michigan in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Trim migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trim Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Job Trim, of Northern Bay,newfoundland, was recorded in 1841 [1]
  • James Trim, who settled in Ontario in 1871

New Zealand Trim migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Trim Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Trim, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 14th October 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Trim (post 1700) +

  • Mr. Brian Joseph Trim M.B.E., British Lieutenant Commander for the Royal Navy, recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018 [3]


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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