The French name Trombley first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy
. It is derived from when the family having lived at Tremblay, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Trombley family
The surname Trombley was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
since early times.
Early History of the Trombley family
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Trombley Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Trombley some of which are Tremblay, Tremblai, Tremblaie, Tremblé, Tremblés, Tremblée, Tremblait, Tremblett, Tremblais, Tremblaies, Tremley and many more.
Early Notables of the Trombley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trombley family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Trombley has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trombley were
Trombley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur P. Trombley, aged 41, who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1920
- Margaret Trombley, aged 41, who settled in New York in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Trombley (post 1700)
- Laura E. Skandera Trombley, American fifth and current president of Pitzer College, Claremont, California
- Ira Trombley (1952-2009), Vermont legislator and politician
- Stephen Trombley (b. 1954), American author and filmmaker
- Meeran Trombley (b. 1987), American retired competitive pair skater
- Michael Scott "Mike" Trombley (b. 1967), retired American Major League Baseball player