The French name Trombly 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 Trombly family
The surname Trombly 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 Trombly family
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Trombly Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Trombly is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Tremblay, Tremblai, Tremblaie, Tremblé, Tremblés, Tremblée, Tremblait, Tremblett, Tremblais, Tremblaies, Tremley and many more.
Early Notables of the Trombly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trombly family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Trombly were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trombly were
Trombly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Rolland C. Trombly, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Princeton" from Palo Blanco, Mexico CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64F-765 : 6 December 2014), Rolland C. Trombly, 18 Sep 1919; citing departure port Palo Blanco, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Princeton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Philip R. Trombly, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Volunteer" from San Francisco, California CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZJ-6QM : 6 December 2014), Philip R. Trombly, 17 Jun 1920; citing departure port San Francisco, California, arrival port New York, ship name Volunteer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Arthur Trombly, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Ryndam" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66R-WJ6 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Trombly, 12 Aug 1920; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port New York, ship name Ryndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Trombly (post 1700)
- Ron Trombly, American Supervisor of Lenox Township, Michigan
- Frances Trombly, American fiber artist, known for his showing at the Girls’ Club's Foundation first solo exhibition (2010-2011) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Janice Trombly (b. 1957), American former handball player who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Preston Andrew Trombly (b. 1945), American composer, visual artist, and program host on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall classical music channel