Tryon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the English surname Tryon are somewhat unclear; the name is Dutch in origin, and may be derived from a personal name such as "Trien."

Early Origins of the Tryon family

The surname Tryon was first found in Northamptonshire, where the ancestral home of the Tryon family is thought to be located. The family name has been prominent in this county since the 16th century.

Early History of the Tryon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tryon research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1615, 1634, 1703, 1729, 1788 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Tryon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tryon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tryon, Trieon and others.

Early Notables of the Tryon family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Samuel Tryon, a 17th century knight and baronet; Thomas Tryon (1634-1703), an English merchant, author of popular self-help...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tryon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tryon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tryon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Moses Tryon, who settled in New York in 1821
  • E. G. Tryon, who immigrated to San Francisco in 1851
  • E G Tryon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Tryon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tryon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • J. Tryon, who arrived in Québec in 1858
  • Margaret Tryon, who was recorded in the 1861 census of Prince Edward County, Ontario

Contemporary Notables of the name Tryon (post 1700) +

  • Glenn Tryon (1898-1970), American film actor, screenwriter, director and producer who appeared in 67 films between 1923 and 1951
  • Thomas Tryon (1859-1920), American architect, member of the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
  • James Rufus Tryon (1837-1912), American medical doctor in the United States Navy during and after the American Civil War, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, eponym of the USS Tryon (APH-1)
  • George Washington Tryon Jr. (1838-1888), American malacologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Rolla Milton Tryon Jr. (1916-2001), American botanist who specialized in the evolution of ferns
  • Thomas "Tom" Tryon (b. 1926), American actor and novelist, best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal (1963) and the Walt Disney television character Texas John Slaughter (1958-1961)
  • Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon (1832-1893), English naval commander who died when his flagship HMS Victoria collided with HMS Camperdown during manoeuvres off Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Darrell T. Tryon (1942-2013), New Zealand-born linguist and academic
  • William Tryon (1729-1788), British soldier and colonial administrator, Governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780)
  • William Augustus "Ty" Tryon (b. 1984), the youngest golfer since 1957 to make the cut at a PGA tournament
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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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