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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. Truss-luff  [key]
Other Forms FormsTruelove, Treslove

Meaning & History

A variant of Truelove. Truelove is common in the North of England whereas Truslove is its southern variant, being found in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. It is unclear if individuals bearing either surname are linked by a common ancestor, or if people bearing the surname Truslove are descended from Trueloves who migrated from further North of England.

Regardless, both surnames appear to come from the Old Norse "troet lof" meaning "bound in law". This could correspond to the old Scandinavian class, a bondsman. Individuals who worked temporarily without payment for a group or person they owed an unpaid debt towards.
Added 8/14/2021 by anonymous
Edited 12/21/2022 by Mike C