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Cornwall in southwestern England provides the original birthplace of the surname Trussler. As populations grew, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. This was due to the heavy political and cultural influence of the English upon the Cornish People at the time that surnames first came into use. Local surnames were derived from where a person lived, held land, or was born. While many Cornish surnames of this sort appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames derived from lost or unrecorded place names. The name Trussler history began in Cornwall, at the manor of Tresilian, in the parish of Newlyn.

Trussler Early Origins



The surname Trussler was first found in Cornwall where they were Lords of the Manor of Tresilian in Newlyn, in Cornwall, some say at the time of the conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1086 A.D.

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Trussler Spelling Variations


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Trussler Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tresilian, Treysilian, Trasilian, Tresylian and many more.

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Trussler Early History


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Trussler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trussler research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1388, 1450, 1515, and 1590 are included under the topic Early Trussler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trussler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trussler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trussler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Trussler:

Trussler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Trussler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trussler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trussler (post 1700)



  • Michael Trussler, Canadian professor at the University of Regina
  • Honourable Marguerite Trussler QC, Canadian Chair of the Board of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 4th Ethics Commissioner for Alberta (2014-)
  • Menna Trussler (b. 1937), Welsh actress, known for her roles in Undertaking Betty (2002), Pride (2014) and Body Beautiful (1991)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. 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.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 26 June 2015 at 06:54.

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