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Ì Family Name History Ì

Thus the family name of Trott has no less than three possible origins: 1. baptismal, "son of Trott" - an ancient personal name; or 2. occupational, "a messenger", as in Trotman; or 3. a nickname, "the true and faithful man" - from Middle English 'Troth".

Early instances of this name include Robert fil Trote in 1165 (Pipe Rolls), Simon Trot in 1273 (Hundred Rolls), John Trout of county Somerset, around 1327 (Kirby's Quest) and William le Trot in 1327 (Subsidy Rolls).  There is also record of Jeffry Trote as "bailiff of Yarmouth" in 1340 (History of Norfolk).  In 1661, William Fitter married Jane Trote, at Saint Michaels in Cornhill, and John Trott was a martyr of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685.

Trott in Essex and Kent
The earliest North West Essex Trott reference, found to-date, is the 1327 Lay Subsidy entry of Willelmo Trot of Manewedene (Manuden) Nr Saffron Walden. There is further extensive evidence of Trott's in and around Saffron Walden/North West Essex throughout the 14th/15th/16th/17th/18th and 19th Centuries with proven line back to Mid 1500's. During the early 1700's a Michael Trott moved to Deal in Kent and from his descendents a further extensive Trott family line also developed through to the present time. Many of whom drowned heroically saving lives off the Kent Coast. Evidence from the same line of North West Essex and Kent Trott's has been found all over the UK and throughout the World including France, Australia, USA, Canada, China and South Africa.

Paly of six or and gules on a canton argent a bear saliant sable.

SYMBOLISM  :  The bear represents the powerful defender against the enemy.

CREST   :  A bear passant.

MOTTO   :  England.

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