Early Origins of the Trindade family
The surname Trindade was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the tithing and lands of Trendell in Pitminster, held by the Bishop of Winchester, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Trindade family
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Trindade Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trendell, Trundle, Trendle, Trundell, Trundel and many more.
Early Notables of the Trindade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trindade family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trindade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Oscar Trindade, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Sergipe" from Manaos, Brazil CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q4-2PD : 6 December 2014), Oscar Trindade, 02 Jan 1919; citing departure port Manaos, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Sergipe, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Manuel Bptista Trindade, aged 34, originally from Fundao, Portugal, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Canada" from Lisbon, Portugal CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64R-3Y7 : 6 December 2014), Manuel Bptista Trindade, 21 Dec 1919; citing departure port Lisbon, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Trindade (post 1700)
- Camila Trindade (b. 1989), Brazilian model
- Rui Manuel Trindade Jordão (b. 1952), retired Portuguese footballer
- Armando Trindade (b. 1927), Karachi born prelate, Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore