The French name Trotteleau 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 Trotteleau family
The surname Trotteleau was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Trotteleau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trotteleau 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 Trotteleau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trotteleau Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Trotteleau, including Trotier, Trote, Trottier, Trottereau, Trotteleau, Trotin, Trotignon, Trotot, Trotny, Trotterie and many more.
Early Notables of the Trotteleau 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 Trotteleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trotteleau 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 Trotteleau 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 Trotteleau 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.