Tree

Recorded in many forms including Trace, Traice, Trase, Trass, Tree, Treece, Trees, and Trosse, this is an English surname. It is topographical and describes a person who dwelt by a particular tree. In general as the countryside in ancient times was not exactly short of trees, the name probably originally referred either to a barren area where trees were rare, or more likely to somebody who lived by a tree used as a parish or county boundary marker, or perhaps by a particulary prominent tree where the local court and council would meet. The origination is Olde English pre 7th century and the earliest recordings are to be found in the counties of Derbyshire and Yorkshire where moorland abounds and perhaps 'trees' were found only in more secluded places. These early recordings include Henry en le Tres in the Subsidy Rolls of Derbyshire in 1327, John del Trees in the Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire in 1379, Richard Trace was christened at St Andrews Undershaft, in the city of London in 1579, whilst Richard Tree was one of the very earliest settlers in the New England colony of Virginia in 1619. The surname in all its various forms is well recorded in the surviving registers of the diocese of Greater London from medieval times. It is interesting that the more unusual forms of the surname such as Traice, Trase, Trass and Trosse, are quite late, proving that even in the 19th century spelling remained at best indifferent. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

  • Tree — (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree, oak, do ry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree — W1S1 [tri:] n ↑branch, ↑leaves, ↑trunk [: Old English; Origin: treow] 1.) a very tall plant that has branches and leaves, and lives for many years ▪ As a kid, I loved to climb trees. a cherry/peach/apple etc tree ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tree — (n.) O.E. treo, treow tree (also wood ), from P.Gmc. *trewan (Cf. O.Fris. tre, O.S. trio, O.N. tre, Goth. triu), from PIE *deru oak (Cf. Skt. dru tree, wood, daru wood, log; Gk. drys …   Etymology dictionary

  • tree — [trē] n. [ME < OE trēow, akin to Goth triu, ON trē < IE base * deru , tree, prob. orig. oak tree > Gr drys, oak, ( den)dron, tree] 1. a woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk which develops many branches, usually at some… …   English World dictionary

  • Tree — Tree, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Treed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treeing}.] 1. To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel. J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster] 2. To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree — Pour une définition du mot « tree », voir l’article tree du Wiktionnaire. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. tree est une commande Unix permettant d afficher l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tree — [ tri ] noun count *** 1. ) a very tall plant that has deep roots, a thick stem made of wood, and many branches: As a child, Jed loved to climb trees. a maple/pine/olive tree a shade/pear/fruit tree 2. ) an object with separate parts for hanging… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Tree — ist der Name folgender Personen: Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853–1917), englischer Theaterschauspieler Iris Tree (1897–1968), britische Dichterin, Malerin und Schauspielerin Die Abkürzung TREE steht für: Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tree — trē n an anatomical system or structure having many branches <the vascular tree> see BILIARY TREE, BRONCHIAL TREE, TRACHEOBRONCHIAL TREE * * * (tre) 1. a perennial of the plant kingdom characterized by having a main stem or trunk and… …   Medical dictionary

  • tree — ► NOUN 1) a woody perennial plant, typically with a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches. 2) a wooden structure or part of a structure. 3) (also tree diagram) a diagram with a structure of branching… …   English terms dictionary

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