Origins Available: Dutch
The Tromp surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum." Or, it may come from the place name, Trampe in Uckermark, a district in present day Brandenburg, but which was claimed by Pomerania in medieval times.
Early Origins of the Tromp family
The surname Tromp was first found in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. There is an early record of Willeke (von) Tramp, a Pomeranian knight, in 1280. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Tromp family
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Tromp Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tramp, Trampe, Trump, Trumpe, Trempe, Von Tramp and many more.
Early Notables of the Tromp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tromp family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tromp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Tromp, who was naturalized in South Carolina in 1797
Tromp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Tromp, who was naturalized in Marine Court, New York, NY in 1835
- Daniel Tromp, who was naturalized in Savannah, Georgia in 1847
- Daniel Tromp, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Tromp (post 1700)
- Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1597-1653), Dutch naval commander
- Cornelis Tromp (1629-1691), Dutch naval commander