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Contributor Contrib.Goweegie2 on 8/4/2014
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of TREU or a similar surname.As a French surname, it is a habitational name from a place in the Haute-Garonne.As a Dutch surname, it is from a short form of the female personal names Geertrui and Geertruide, which are Dutch forms of GERTRUDE. It could also be from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’, ‘jerkin’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor, or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind.