The French name Trottereau 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 Trottereau family
The surname Trottereau was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Trottereau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trottereau 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 Trottereau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trottereau Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 Trottereau 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 Trottereau 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 Trottereau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trottereau family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Trottereau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trottereau 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.