The ancestry of the name Trotton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Troughton, a small estate in the county of Lancashire
. It is now known as Troughton Hall. The surname is derived from the Old English elements trog,
which means trough or hollow, and tun,
which means enclosure or settlement. The surname as a whole means "settlement in the valley."
Early Origins of the Trotton family
The surname Trotton was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The family were Lords of the Manor of Great Lindford from about the 14th century. In the 17th century the main stem of the family name branched north to Lancashire
where they acquired Leach Hall on the lands of Overton.
Early History of the Trotton family
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Trotton Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Trotton have been found, including Troughton, Trowton, Troton, Trawton, Troeton and many more.
Early Notables of the Trotton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trotton family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Trotton, or a variant listed above:
Trotton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Isabell Trotton, who landed in Virginia in 1703 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)