Troth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Troth family

The surname Troth 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 Troth family

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Troth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Troth family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Troth migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Troth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Ann Troth, (b. 1824), aged 36, English settler from Somerset travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Mr. Henry Troth, (b. 1826), aged 34, English farm labourer from Somerset travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Mr. John Troth, (b. 1849), aged 11, English settler from Somerset travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Mr. George Troth, (b. 1853), aged 7, English settler from Somerset travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]
  • Miss Sarah Ann Troth, (b. 1858), aged 2, English settler from Somerset travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Troth (post 1700) +

  • Paul Troth (b. 1982), American former football quarterback for East Carolina University


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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