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Trotignon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The French name Trotignon 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 Trotignon family


The surname Trotignon was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the Trotignon family


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Trotignon 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 Trotignon 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 Trotignon 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...
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Migration of the Trotignon family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Trotignon has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trotignon were 650 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most came during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Julien Trotier, who married in Quebec in 1660.

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