England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a packer. The name was originally derived from the Old French word trousser, meaning to package. Two villages are named Trussell in England: Marston Trussell, a village and civil parish in the Daventry district in Northamptonshire; and Acton Trussell a village in Staffordshire. Richard Trussell was lord of the manor Marston Trussell Hall in 1233, but the Trussells of Marston died out in the 14th century and the Hall later became the family seat of a Bennett family.
Early Origins of the Trussele family
Warwickshire where they held a family seat at Billesley and conjecturally they are descended from Osbern who held his lands from Hugh de Grandmesnil at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. Guy Trussell may have been the father. He married the Viscountess of Troyes.
"The most distinguished personage of the name was the famous [Sir] William Trussell, who was in such estimation with the [House of] Commons in convention assembled, as to be chosen their organ [representative] to pronounce the deposition of the unfortunate Edward II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Another early record mentions "Richard Trussel, who fell at the battle of Eversham, temp. Henry III." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Trussele family
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Trussele Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Trussele has been recorded under many different variations, including Trussel, Trussell, Trussele, Trusselle and others.
Early Notables of the Trussele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trussele family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Trusseles were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Trussell who settled in Virginia in 1622; Ann Trussell who landed in America in 1761; and Franklin Trussell landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867..
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