The ancestors of the bearers of the Trueax family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found near some prominent tree or in one of the settlements in Devon
called Tree, Trew, True, or Trow. The surname is derived from the Old English words treow, trew,
which are in turn derived from the Old English word treow,
which means tree. However, the surname Trueax is occasionally derived from residence at Trow Farm or Trow Down in Wiltshire
. The derivation in this case is from the Old English word trog,
which means trough.
Early Origins of the Trueax family
The surname Trueax was first found in Warwickshire
, where Rannulfus Truue was recorded in 1180.
Early History of the Trueax family
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Trueax Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Trueax include True, Truue, Trew, Trewe, Truwe, Trow, Trowe and others.
Early Notables of the Trueax family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trueax family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Trueax or a variant listed above:
Trueax Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Philip Trueax, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 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)