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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. trot-ər(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsTroter

Meaning & History

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) 'to walk fast' (Old French troter, of Germanic origin).
German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e 'winepress'.
Added 1/17/2016 by TheArtemisMoon
Edited 1/17/2016 by LMS