The French name Trotier first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of Brittany
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Trotier family
The surname Trotier was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Trotier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trotier research.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1871, 1871, 1871, 1871, 1871, 1871, 1891, 1891 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Trotier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trotier Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Trotier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Trotier, Trote, Trottier, Trottereau, Trotteleau, Trotin, Trotignon, Trotot, Trotny, Trotterie and many more.
Early Notables of the Trotier family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Alexander Trottier, who was a pilot in Montreal in 1851; Alfred Trottier was a butcher in Montreal in 1871; Antoine Trottier was a farmer in Jacques-Le-Mi, Quebec in 1871; Barnabé Trottier was a painter in Coteau-Saint-Agnes, Quebec... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trotier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trotier family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 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, the Acadians 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Trotier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trotier were
Trotier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elisabeth Trotier married in America in 1679
Trotier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Julien Trotier, who married in Quebec in 1660
- Antoine Trotier married in Ameau, Quebec in 1663
- Jean Trotier married in Ameau, Quebec in 1667
- Agnes Trotier married in Batiscan, Quebec in 1687
- Marie-Catherine Trotier married in Batiscan, Quebec in 1696
Trotier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- David Trotier, who landed in Canada in 1754