Early Origins of the Trounce family
The surname Trounce was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Wartre, in Holderness and was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Le Sire de Troussebot or Pagan(Payne) Troussbot's chief domain was at Nuebourg in Normandy
and he was at the Battle of Hastings. His son, Geoffrey FitzPayne, held the estates in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Trounce family
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Trounce Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trussbut, Trusbut, Trusbutt, Trussbutt, Trussbot and many more.
Early Notables of the Trounce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trounce family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trounce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Trounce, who landed in New York in 1819 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)
Trounce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Trounce, aged 43, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
- Richard Trounce, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
Trounce Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Trounce, aged 28, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
- Jane Trounce, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
- Joseph Trounce, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bellissima" in 1864
- Eliza Trounce, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bellissima" in 1864