The French name Trottier 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 Trottier family
The surname Trottier was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Trottier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trottier 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 Trottier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Trottier Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. 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 Trottier 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 Trottier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Trottier family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Trottier 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 Trottier were
Trottier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Catherine Trottier married in Cusson in 1685
Trottier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Trottier married in Adhémar, Quebec in 1684
Trottier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jeanne Trottier married in Adhémar, Quebec in 1714
Contemporary Notables of the name Trottier (post 1700)
- Rocky Trottier (b. 1964), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player who played 38 games in the National Hockey League, younger brother of Bryan Trottier
- Pierre Trottier (1925-2010), Canadian novelist awarded the Prix David in 1960
- Justin Trottier (b. 1982), Canadian writer, non profit executive director and former Green Party political candidate
- Denis Trottier (b. 1952), Canadian politician, MNA for Roberval (2007-2014)
- Bernard Trottier (b. 1965), Canadian Conservative Party politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore (2011-)
- Lorne M Trottier CM (b. 1948), Canadian engineer, businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Matrox, a computer graphics company
- Dave Trottier (1906-1956), Canadian NHL hockey player and Olympic gold medalist ice hockey player in the 1928 Winter Olympics
- Bryan John Trottier (b. 1956), retired Canadian NHL hockey player who played 18 seasons in the NHL; he won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, two with the Penguins and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997
- Guy Albert Trottier (1941-2014), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1963 to 1976
- Armand Trottier, past president of Philippe Trottier Inc in Quebec City