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Where did the German Troxel family come from? What is the German Troxel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Troxel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Troxel family history?

The roots of the German surname Troxel can be found in the region of Hesse, where the name originated. Troxel may be an occupational name, derived from the Middle High German word "truhsaesee," meaning "leader." In this case, Troxel would be a variation of the German surname Truchsess.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Troxel, Trutzschel, Truhsaess, Troxelle, Trutzel, Troxell and many more.

First found in Kempten, where the name first emerged in the early Middle Ages. Hainrich der Truhsaess is the first recorded bearer of the name, living in Kempten in 1287.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Troxel research. Another 91 words(6 lines of text) covering the years 1287 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Troxel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Troxel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troxel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Fred Troxel, who was naturalized in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1895

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  • John Carroll Troxel (b. 1905), physician working in the American Midwest
  • M C J Troxel, diplomat living in Israel in the 1950's
  • Ed Troxel (1925-2001), influential high school and college football coach in Idaho


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  • Troxel(l) Trails by Richard M. Troxel.
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The Troxel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Troxel 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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