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The Troughton name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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."

Troughton Early Origins



The surname Troughton 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.

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Troughton Spelling Variations


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Troughton Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Troughton has undergone many spelling variations, including Troughton, Trowton, Troton, Trawton, Troeton and many more.

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Troughton Early History


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Troughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Troughton research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1816, 1823 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Troughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Troughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Troughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Troughton were among those contributors:

Troughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Troughton, who arrived in Maryland in 1643 [1]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)
  • Isabel Troughton, who landed in America in 1698

Troughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Troughton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Edmund A. Troughton, aged 1, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892

Troughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Troughton, aged 33, who emigrated to America from Camberwell, London, in 1902
  • Stephan Troughton, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Blackport, England, in 1907
  • Albany R. Troughton, aged 19, who landed in America from Morecombe, England, in 1909
  • Frank Troughton, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Barrow, England, in 1910
  • Sarah A. Troughton, aged 33, who landed in America from Kirby Lonsdale, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Troughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Troughton (post 1700)



  • Sarah Rose Troughton CStJ (b. 1953), English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire (2012-), cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, former lady-in-waiting to Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1990-2000)
  • Michael Troughton (b. 1955), English actor, writer and teacher, son of actor Patrick Troughton
  • David Troughton (b. 1950), English actor, known for his Shakespearean roles on the British stage, son of actor Patrick Troughton
  • Jamie Oliver Troughton (b. 1979), English cricketer, son of actor David Troughton
  • Edward Troughton (1753-1835), English instrument-maker, notable for making telescopes and other astronomical instruments, co-founder of Troughton & Simms in 1826
  • Patrick George Troughton (1920-1987), prolific English actor, probably best known for his role as Doctor Who (1966-1969) and later in 1973, 1983 and 1985
  • Henry Lionel Troughton BSc(Eng), English Deputy Director, Projects and Research, Ministry of Defence, Surrey
  • Samuel Edward "Sammy" Troughton (b. 1964), former Northern Irish footballer
  • Alice Troughton, British television director
  • Sam Troughton (b. 1977), British actor, son of actor David Troughton
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Troughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Troughton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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