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Trotta Early Origins



The surname Trotta was first found in the Prussian province of Magdeburg, where the name, derived from this family's seat Trothe near the city of Halle, later emerged in the Middle Ages as one of the most powerful and famous families of the region. There is much speculation on which period the family first arouse, but nothing is certain. What can be said is that the Trothe family was one the oldest families of this entire region and belonged to the nobility long before the first chronicles mention them. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. By the 14th century the family had established their fame and were the largest landowners of Magdeburg-Saxony.

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Trotta Spelling Variations


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Trotta Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Trotta include Trotha, Trothe (oldest form), Troetsch, Tretsch, Trotte, Trotta, Drothe, Trote, Trota, Drod, Drad and many more.

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Trotta Early History


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Trotta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trotta research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1778 is included under the topic Early Trotta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trotta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trotta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Trotta during this time period were Thilo von Trotha, who was unquestionably the most famous and important member of the family. He first served as canon of the...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trotta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trotta were

Trotta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ermelinda Trotta, aged 14, originally from Campagna, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Naples, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-N3J : 6 December 2014), Ermelinda Trotta, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mariangela Trotta, aged 58, originally from Gravina, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WW-B4Q : 6 December 2014), Mariangela Trotta, 01 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margherita Trotta, aged 24, originally from Mugnano del Cardinale, Avellino, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Pesaro" from Napoli, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68J-2PK : 6 December 2014), Margherita Trotta, 27 May 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Pesaro, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trotta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trotta (post 1700)



  • Michael John Trotta (b. 1978), American composer and conductor
  • Danielle Trotta (b. 1981), American journalist who covers auto racing for Sirius XM
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Trotta (b. 1937), American journalist and conservative commentator from New Haven, Connecticut
  • Roberto Trotta (b. 1969), Argentine football manager and former defender
  • Diego Alberto Trotta (b. 1978), Argentine professional footballer
  • Marcello Trotta (b. 1992), Italian professional footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-N3J : 6 December 2014), Ermelinda Trotta, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WW-B4Q : 6 December 2014), Mariangela Trotta, 01 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68J-2PK : 6 December 2014), Margherita Trotta, 27 May 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Pesaro, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Trotta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trotta Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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