Trueman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Trueman family

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

Early History of the Trueman family

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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, Trimen and others.

Early Notables of the Trueman family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Trueman family to Ireland

Some of the Trueman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Trueman migration to the United States +

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, who landed in Barbados in 1634 [1]
  • William Trueman, who landed in Virginia in 1640 [1]
  • Richard Trueman, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Robert Trueman, who settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Robert Trueman, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • ... (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, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]

Australia Trueman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trueman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Trueman, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" [2]
  • Cuthbert Trueman, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

New Zealand Trueman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Trueman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Trueman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Trueman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • John Trueman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Amy Trueman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Alfred Trueman, who 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.)

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
  • Major-General Charles Trueman Lanham (1902-1978), American Deputy Commandant of Armed Forces Staff College (1954) [3]

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Carl S  Trueman, Canadian stationed at the Composite Battalion from Hackets Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Charles Lanham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lanham/Charles_Trueman/USA.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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