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

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


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.


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


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troxell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Troxell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737

Troxell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Burton Troxell, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Lillian Troxell, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Lillian Troxell, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Louis Troxell, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Rosa Troxell, who emigrated to America, in 1909


  • Leona Anderson Troxell Dodd (1913-2003), American politician, president of the National Republican Women's Committee (1963 to 1967)
  • Richard Troxell, American operatic tenor
  • John Troxell, American college football coach


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The Troxell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Troxell 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 13 November 2013 at 13:27.

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