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The origins of the Trueman surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a faithful or trusty man. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English words trew, trewe, trow, and trowe. These all come from the Old English word treowe, which means faithful, loyal, or trustworthy. The latter portion of the name is derived from the word man.

Trueman Early Origins



The surname Trueman was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Trueman Spelling Variations


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Trueman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Trueman has been recorded under many different variations, including Trueman, Truman, Trewman and others.

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Trueman Early History


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Trueman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trueman research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Trueman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trueman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trueman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trueman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trueman In Ireland


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Trueman In Ireland



Some of the Trueman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Trueman or a variant listed above:

Trueman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Trueman, aged 24, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • William Trueman, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Richard Trueman settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Robert Trueman settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Robert Trueman, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Trueman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lucas Trueman, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812

Trueman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Trueman, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester"
  • Cuthbert Trueman, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Trueman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Trueman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Trueman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • John Trueman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Amy Trueman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Alfred Trueman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trueman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trueman (post 1700)



  • Paula Trueman (1897-1994), American film, television, and theater actress
  • Inez Geneva Trueman (b. 1917), American-born, Canadian politician, Member of the Manitoba legislature from 1969 to 1973
  • Albert William Trueman OC, FRSC (1902-1988), American-born, Canadian teacher, professor, cultural and university administrator, Chairman of the National Film Board of Canada from 1953 to 1957, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1964
  • Albert Henry "Bert" Trueman (1882-1961), English footballer
  • Sir Arthur Elijah Trueman (1894-1956), English geologist
  • Stuart Trueman (1911-1995), Canadian journalist and humorist who won the Stephen Leacock Award in 1969
  • Jeremiah Kloeten Trueman (b. 1987), New Zealand professional basketball player
  • Frederick Sewards "Fred" Trueman OBE (1931-2006), English former cricketer who represented England in 67 Test matches and later became an author and broadcaster
  • Brian Trueman (b. 1932), British writer and broadcaster

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Trueman Historic Events


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Trueman Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Carl S Trueman, Canadian stationed at the Composite Battalion from Hackets Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Trueman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trueman 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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