Trotman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Trotman family
The surname Trotman was first found in Berwickshire where their first seat was at Prentannan in that shire, and in Durham where Robert Trotter was tenant-in-Chief of King Edward the Confessor in the year 1050.
Early History of the Trotman family
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Trotman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Trotter, Troter, Trottar, Trotman, Troutman and others.
Early Notables of the Trotman family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Trotman is the 6,461st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Trotman family to Ireland
Some of the Trotman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trotman migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trotman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Trotman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645 
- Jesse Trotman, who landed in America in 1654-1679 
- Stephen Trotman, who landed in America in 1654-1679 
- Mary Trotman, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 
Trotman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lewis Trotman, who landed in Virginia in 1703 
- Edward Trotman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 
Trotman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Trotman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- M. Trotman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 
- A. Trotman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 
Trotman 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:
Trotman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Ann Trotman, (b. 1816), aged 42, English settler from Gloucestershire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 
- Mr. Charles Trotman, (b. 1820), aged 38, English agriculturalist from Gloucestershire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 
- M.A. Trotman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albemarle" in 1862
- Miss Selina Trotman, (b. 1855), aged 20, English dairy maid from Gloucester travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 
Contemporary Notables of the name Trotman (post 1700) +
- Julia Lyman Trotman (b. 1968), American bronze medalist sailor at the 1992 Olympic Games
- Lloyd Trotman (1923-2007), American jazz bassist from Boston
- Ebenezer Trotman (d. 1865), English architect of churches and railway stations in the Tewkesbury area
- David John Angelo Trotman (b. 1951), English mathematician from Plymouth
- Alexander James Trotman (1933-2005), Baron Trotman, English businessman, Ford Motor Company's first foreign-born chairman and CEO
- Neal Anthony Trotman (b. 1987), English footballer from Levenshulme, Manchester
- Wayne Gerard Lionel Trotman (b. 1964), British independent filmmaker, writer, photographer and composer
- Mickey Trotman (1974-2001), Trinidad and Tobago footballer
- Christopher Trotman Nixon (b. 1974), American retired Major League Baseball right fielder
Related Stories +
The Trotman Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis non ferox
Motto Translation: Brave, not ferocious.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html