Truscott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Truscott surname is a habitation name created from a place so named in the parish of St. Stephens, Cornwall. It comes from the Cornish words "dres," or "beyond" and "cuit," or "wood."

Early Origins of the Truscott family

The surname Truscott was first found in Staffordshire where they were Lords of the manor of Trescott from very ancient times. They were tenants recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and their estates from the King by the Canons of Wolverhampton.

Early History of the Truscott family

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Truscott Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Truscott, Trescott, Truscoat, Truscotte and others.

Early Notables of the Truscott family (pre 1700)

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United States Truscott migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Truscott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Truscott, who settled in Alexandria Virginia in 1817
  • William Truscott, aged 42, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1817 [1]
  • Thomas Truscott, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818
  • Samuel Truscott, who arrived in Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • John Truscott, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Truscott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Truscott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edmund Truscott, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

Australia Truscott migration to Australia +

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

Truscott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Coad Truscott (b. 1797), aged 21, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 20th October 1818, sentenced for 7 years for stealing a loaf of bread from John Truscott and stealing a woollen shirt from Thomas Crowl, transported aboard the ship "John Barry" in April 1819 to Australia [2]
  • Digory Truscott, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [3]
  • John Truscott, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [3]
  • Mr. William Truscott, (b. 1823), aged 27, Cornish farm labourer, from Philleigh, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lord Stanley" arriving in New South Wales, Australia in 27th August 1850 [4]
  • Mrs. Mary Truscott, (b. 1820), aged 30, Cornish settler, from St. Wenn, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lord Stanley" arriving in New South Wales, Australia in 27th August 1850 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Truscott 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:

Truscott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Truscott, aged 22, a mine labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Leonora Truscott, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Mr. Anthony Truscott, (b. 1870), aged 5, Cornish settler departing on 13th December 1875 aboard the ship "Brodick Castle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th March 1876 [5]
  • Mr. Edward Truscott, (b. 1831), aged 44, Cornish mine labourer departing on 13th December 1875 aboard the ship "Brodick Castle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th March 1876 [5]
  • Miss Elizabeth A. Truscott, (b. 1868), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 13th December 1875 aboard the ship "Brodick Castle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th March 1876 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Truscott (post 1700) +

  • Tom Truscott, American computer scientist best known for co-creating Usenet
  • Lucian Truscott IV (b. 1947), American writer and journalist, grandson of General Lucian Truscott
  • Frank F Truscott (1894-1969), American politician, Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1953-1955)
  • Dorothy Hayden Truscott (1925-2006), née Dorothy Johnson, an American bridge player, winner of four world championships, wife of Alan Truscott
  • Alan Fraser Truscott (1925-2005), American bridge player, writer, and editor who wrote the daily bridge column for The New York Times for 41 years, from 1964 to 2005
  • Carl Truscott (b. 1957), American former director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (2004-2006)
  • Paul Truscott (b. 1986), English boxer, former Commonwealth featherweight champion
  • Harold Truscott (1914-1992), English composer, pianist, broadcaster and writer about music
  • Meta Truscott (1917-2014), Australian diarist and Ashgrove historian
  • Peter Derek Truscott (b. 1959), Baron Truscott, a British petroleum and mining consultant
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Charles Edwin Truscott, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Donald S Truscott, British Petty Office Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_1850_59.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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