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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."

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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.

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


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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.

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

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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

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  • 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

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