Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Trough family
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 Trough family
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Trough Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Trough include Troughton, Trowton, Troton, Trawton, Troeton and many more.
Early Notables of the Trough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trough family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Frederick Troughton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844; Isabel Troughton landed in America in 1698; Nicholas Troton settled in Virginia in 1638..
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