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Trollope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Trollope family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Trollope name reveals that an early member was a person who derived their name from the Old Norse word "troll" meaning an "imp" or "super natural being" and the Old English word "hop" which means "enclosed valley."

The most probable is that of the distinguished Lower, who suggests the name derives from Trois Loups, or 'three wolves' but then errs in ascribing a relationship to the many wolves which abounded in Lincolnshire. More likely it relates to the distinguished Coat of Arms of the Lupus family, the great Earls of Chester, who held extensive lands in Lincolnshire, and was conjecturally a junior branch of this royal family. The Lupus Coat of Arms was three wolves heads. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.



Early Origins of the Trollope family


The surname Trollope was first found in Northumberland where the name was originally spelt Troughburn which was derived from the expression "troll-valley."

Alternatively, the name could have been "derived from a geographical locality. 'of Trollop.' Probably 'hope' is the suffix. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

One of the first records of the family was William de Trollop in 1383 as listed in the Prior of Holy Island: Raine's History and Antiquities of North Durham. John Trolop was listed in 1401 in the History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), the famous English novelist of the Victorian era hailed from London but little is known of his lineage. Thomas Adolphus Trollope was his elder brother.


Early History of the Trollope family


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Trollope Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Trollope family name include Trollop, Trollope and others.

Early Notables of the Trollope family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Andrew Trollope (d. 1461), the British soldier, "said by Waurin to have been of lowly origin. He fought long in the French wars of Henry VI's day, and...
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Migration of the Trollope family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trollope Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Trollope, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • William Trollope, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Hannah Trollope, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Rebecca Trollope, aged 3, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • William Trollope, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Trollope (post 1700)


  • Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810-1892), English writer
  • Joanna Trollope OBE (b. 1943), English novelist
  • John Trollope (b. 1944), English footballer
  • Edward Trollope (1817-1893), English antiquary, Anglican Bishop of Nottingham
  • Admiral Sir Henry Trollope (1756-1839), English Royal Navy eponym of frigate HMS Trollope
  • Frances Trollope (1780-1863), English novelist, her third son was Anthony Trollope
  • Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists
  • Rowan Trollope (b. 1972), Canadian Senior Vice President of Symantec corp
  • John Trollope PC (1800-1874), 1st Baron Kesteven, British Conservative politician, president of the Poor Law Board
  • Sir Gordon Trollope, 15th Baronet of Caswick

Historic Events for the Trollope family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Clifton W Trollope (b. 1919), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

The Trollope 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: Audio sed taceo
Motto Translation: I hear, but say nothing.


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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. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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