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

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."


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Truscott research. Another 198 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Truscott History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Truscott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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, landed in Alexandria, Va in 1817
  • Thomas Truscott, who came to Philadelphia in 1818
  • Samuel Truscott, who arrived in Maryland in 1834
  • John Truscott, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1834

Truscott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Truscott, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

Truscott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Digory Truscott arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • John Truscott arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • John Truscott, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Walter Hicks Truscott, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"
  • William Truscott, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"

Truscott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Truscott, aged 22, a mine labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Leonora Truscott, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875


  • Carl Truscott (b. 1957), American former director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (2004-2006)
  • 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
  • Dorothy Hayden Truscott (1925-2006), née Dorothy Johnson, an American bridge player, winner of four world championships, wife of Alan Truscott
  • Frank F Truscott (1894-1969), American politician, Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1953-1955)
  • Lucian Truscott IV (b. 1947), American writer and journalist, grandson of General Lucian Truscott
  • Tom Truscott, American computer scientist best known for co-creating Usenet
  • Harold Truscott (1914-1992), English composer, pianist, broadcaster and writer about music
  • Paul Truscott (b. 1986), English boxer, former Commonwealth featherweight champion
  • Sir Francis W Truscott, Lord Mayor of London in 1879
  • Sir Denis Truscott, Lord Mayor of London in 1957



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  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

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