Trood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trood family

The surname Trood was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1206 when Robert Trot held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Trood family

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Trood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trott, Trot, Troat, Troth, Troath, Trotman and others.

Early Notables of the Trood family (pre 1700)

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United States Trood migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Trood, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]

Australia Trood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Abel Trood, a gilder, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Thomas Trood, (b. 1830), aged 47, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Salisbury" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 2nd September 1877 [2]
  • Mrs. Charlotte Trood, (b. 1829), aged 48, English settler, from Somerset, England, UK travelling aboard the ship "Salisbury" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 2nd September 1877 [2]
  • Mr. Edward Trood, (b. 1862), aged 15, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Salisbury" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 2nd September 1877 [2]
  • Miss Emma Trood, (b. 1863), aged 14, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Salisbury" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 2nd September 1877 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Trood (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Trood (1833-1916), known as the Grand Old Man of Samoa, an English born, Australian entrepreneur notable for acting as British Vice Consul in Samoa during the period it was annexed by Germany in 1900
  • Thomas Victor "Vic" Trood (1891-1977), Australian rules footballer who played for University (1911-1914), eponym of the Trood Award
  • Russell Brunell Trood (b. 1948), Australian politician, former Liberal Party Senator for the state of Queensland (2005-2011)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf


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