Trinder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trinder family

The surname Trinder 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, [1] 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 Trinder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trinder research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1565, 1631, 1687, 1717, 1900, 1687 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Trinder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trinder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trendell, Trundle, Trendle, Trundell, Trundel and many more.

Early Notables of the Trinder family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trinder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Trinder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trinder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fra Trinder, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Trinder (post 1700) +

  • Henry Richard Trinder (b. 1989), English rugby union player for Gloucester Rugby
  • Thomas Edward "Tommy" Trinder CBE (1909-1989), English stage, screen and radio comedian, known for his expression "You lucky people"
  • Oliver Trinder (1907-1981), British fencer in the individual and team sabre events at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Aaron Trinder (b. 1980), New Zealand rugby league player

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss Elaine Frances Trinder (1953-1979), British passenger, currently residing in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [3]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx


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