View Message

[Surname] Trott?
The page for this name states only that it's of British (probably English) origin. https://surnames.behindthename.com/name/trott/submitted It also states that it's from a given name, but what name exactly if that's true?keep your chin up and live life facing forward!

This message was edited by the author 11/5/2019, 3:21 PM

vote up1vote down

Replies

The Dictionary of American Family Names has the following for Trott:1 English (Somerset and Devon): in southwestern England, usually a variant of Trout.
2 English (Somerset and Devon): nickname, either for one who moves quickly, at the pace of a trotting horse, from Middle English trot(te) (Old French trot) ‘trot’, perhaps given to a messenger (see Trotter, Trotman); or occasionally perhaps from Middle English trot(te), trat(te) ‘old woman, hag’ (Anglo-Norman French trote).
vote up1vote down