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

The ancestors of the Trussell family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Trussell is 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.

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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Trussell family name include Trussel, Trussell, Trussele, Trusselle and others.

First found in 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." [1] Another early record mentions "Richard Trussel, who fell at the battle of Eversham, temp Henry III." [2]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trussell research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1221, 1265 and 1342 are included under the topic Early Trussell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trussell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Trussell family to immigrate North America:

Trussell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Trussell who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • John Trussell, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Mary Trussell, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • James Trussell, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Trussell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Ann Trussell who landed in America in 1761
  • Conrad Trussell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Trussell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Capt. Trussell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Franklin Trussell landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867

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  • Colin Charles Trussell (b. 1948), English former football referee
  • Paul Trussell (b. 1965), English actor
  • Charles Tait Trussell, American journalist and author
  • Dr. Geoffrey Trussell, Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern University


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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Trussell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trussell 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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