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Early Origins of the Truss family


The surname Truss was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Wartre, in Holderness and was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Le Sire de Troussebot or Pagan(Payne) Troussbot's chief domain was at Nuebourg in Normandy and he was at the Battle of Hastings. His son, Geoffrey FitzPayne, held the estates in Yorkshire.

Early History of the Truss family


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Truss Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Trussbut, Trusbut, Trusbutt, Trussbutt, Trussbot and many more.

Early Notables of the Truss family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Truss family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Truss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E D Truss, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Truss Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Truss, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Truss, aged 27, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)

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