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Subject: Re: Trott?
Author: Lepic   (Authenticated as Lepic)
Date: November 5, 2019 at 5:48:48 PM
Reply to: Trott? by Darkbone
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).

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  • Trott? - Darkbone  Nov 5 2019, 3:20:19 PM
    • Re: Trott? - Lepic  Nov 5 2019, 5:48:48 PM