The French name Trotteleaux 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 Trotteleaux family
The surname Trotteleaux was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Trotteleaux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trotteleaux 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 Trotteleaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trotteleaux 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 Trotteleaux, including Trotier, Trote, Trottier, Trottereau, Trotteleau, Trotin, Trotignon, Trotot, Trotny, Trotterie and many more.
Early Notables of the Trotteleaux 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 Trotteleaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trotteleaux family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Trotteleaux surname 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.