Truesdale


Truesdale
This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place called Troutsdale in the parish of Brompton, near Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. The place is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Truzstal", and appears as "Trucedale" in 1314; it is named with the Olde English pre 7th Century elements "truht", trout, with "stall, steall", meaning variously "place, stable, pool in a river". Later pronunciation differences have modified the final element of the name to resemble the Olde English "dael", dale, valley. Locational surnames were used as a means of identification, especially by those who left their birthplace to settle elsewhere. The modern surname forms range from Trousdale and Trowsdale to Truesdale, Trowsdall and Trosdall. Examples from Yorkshire Church Registers include: John Trousdale (1585); Thomas Trowsdaile (1593); Dorithy Troysdall (1663); and Richard Trowesdayll (1666). The marriage of Bernardus Trowsdale and Elizabeth Atkinson was recorded on November 15th 1668, at Danby in Cleveland. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alice Trosdall, which was dated April 25th 1577, christened in Kirkleatham, Yorkshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Truesdale — Truesdale, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 397 Housing Units (2000): 172 Land area (2000): 1.101029 sq. miles (2.851651 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.101029 sq. miles (2.851651 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Truesdale — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Truesdale (Iowa) Truesdale (Missouri) Truesdale ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Yanic Truesdale (* 1970), kanadischer Schauspieler Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Truesdale — may refer to a place in the United States:* Truesdale, Iowa * Truesdale, Missouri …   Wikipedia

  • Truesdale, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 91 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 0.140148 sq. miles (0.362981 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.140148 sq. miles (0.362981 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Truesdale, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 397 Housing Units (2000): 172 Land area (2000): 1.101029 sq. miles (2.851651 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.101029 sq. miles (2.851651 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Truesdale (Iowa) — Truesdale Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Truesdale (Misuri) — Truesdale Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Truesdale, Iowa — Infobox Settlement official name = Truesdale, Iowa settlement type = City nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Location of Truesdale, Iowa mapsize1 = map caption1 …   Wikipedia

  • Truesdale, Missouri — Infobox Settlement official name = Truesdale, Missouri settlement type = City nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Truesdale, Missouri mapsize1 = map… …   Wikipedia

  • Truesdale Lake, New York — Lake Truesdale is a lake located in the village of South Salem, New York. South Salem is in the town of Lewisboro in the northeast corner of Westchester County.The lake is just under one mile (1.6 km) long and about 3/8ths of a mile across at its …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.