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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."

Tryon Early Origins



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.

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Tryon Spelling Variations


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Tryon Spelling Variations



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

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Tryon Early History


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Tryon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tryon research. Another 181 words (13 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.

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Tryon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tryon Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tryon (post 1700)


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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 ling Uist 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.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. 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).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

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