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Who We Are....    .....What We Offer

Who We Are.... .....What We Offer

Trott One-Name Research Group

Worldwide TROTT Family Tree Researchers
A Genealogy Website for TROTT Researchers


Awliscombe, Devon

Who We Are ......       .......What We Offer

Who We Are … Worldwide TROTT Family Tree Researchers…..

                                                                                    Our Committee


                TONRG is run by a small Committee. The elected members, who keep in touch via e-mail and at TROTT Gatherings are:


                              Chairman:      Bob TROTT, Bromley, Kent, UK.                          

                              Secretary/Treasurer :     John TROTT,  Plymouth, Devon, UK. 

                              Newsletter Editor:    June WILLING, Glasgow, Scotland, UK    

                              Australia/NZ Rep:    John TROTT, Buderim, Queensland, Australia.

                              North American Rep:    Henry TROTT,  Orlando, Florida, USA. 

                              TONRG Website, Webmaster:     Bob TROTT, Bromley, Kent, UK.

                                                                                        DNA Project:

                                               William M TROTT, Linville, North Carolina, USA.

                                               June WILLING, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.             


                                                                 Additional Committee

                                                Gillian HASLAM: Woodford Green, Essex, UK.

                                                Howard TROTT: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.


The World-Wide and free membership TROTT One Name Research Group for anyone tracing their Trott family history and ancestry.

The Trott One Name Research Group (TONRG) was formed in 1987 in the United Kingdom. Amongst the founder members is the present Chairman Bob TROTT. Another of the founder members, Lynne Evans (nee TROTT), registered with the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) and became Secretary for Research for: TROTT, TROT, TRATT, TRAT, TROTE and TREAT - the various name spelling differences. The first members were Ralph and Peggy TROTT of Dursley, Gloucestershire. The inaugural TONRG  Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 1 arrived in April 1988 with some eight pages of thought provoking topics that covered:  ‘Origins of the TROTT name’,  ‘TROTT Family Crests’, ‘Membership Form for Applicants’,  ‘the Bermuda connection for TROTTs’, all of this being processed on a BBC Micro Computer.

Issue 2 of the Newsletter followed in June 1988, with a further 8 pages, headed by two depictions of  the TROTT coats of arms. In addition a ‘helpline’ had been established for members, followed by  many short articles and also a Problem Solving Corner. The first Membership List accompanied Issue 2, showing a Membership of 40.

Issue 3 of the Newsletter, reported on the very successful TROTT Family Gathering held at Woodbridge,  Suffolk in September 1988. A most welcome attendee was Greg TROTT, owner of Wirra Wirra Winery in South Australia, famous for its great Australian Reds.  Members at the Gathering took time out to sample these wonderful reds. These TROTT Gatherings have continued to be great success story that has continued over the years.

From these humble beginnings, membership has grown from strength to strength with a high point of over 315 members worldwide.  Members are active from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Further early TROTT Gatherings were held in 1991 at Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire and in 1994 near Hereford and then in Norwich in 1997.

The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) established in 1979, provides its members with a means to share, promote and exchange information about one-name studies. The surname TROTT is registered with the Guild, and is one of over 8,400 registered surnames.

One of TONRG's earliest members, Edison Trott of Ottawa, Canada, was compiling a Worldwide Index of TROTTs. Edison had travelled extensively worldwide, meeting many fellow TONRG Members in his research. He made his extensive records available to the Group.  Since then the Group has added to this original work and now has the great majority of TROTT (and name variation data) available to date in database format. The data records are available to members free of charge.  The Group makes extensive use of Births, Marriages, Deaths (BMDs) Indexes and Wills Indexes from a number of sources, which include The National Archives at Kew, London, and memberships of on-line transcription websites, Ancestry, Genes Reunited and Find My Past.

Our Heritage

Awliscombe, Devon

Awliscombe, Devon

St Michael and All Angels

St Michael and All Angels

Website of the Family Name of:   TROTT, TROTE, TR0TTE, TREAT & Variations

What We Offer

As a worldwide group of TROTT genealogical ‘hobby’ researchers (we are not genealogy specialists) we lend our experience to those who wish to explore their TROTT family history and its connections.

We cover the TROTT spelling variants TROTT, TRATT, TRETT, TREAT, etc.


If you choose to enquire for assistance, see Contact, where you can leave details and questions. You can contact our representatives, see above, if you wish to enquire about membership. We do not charge fees or subscriptions to join our Group.


Our Resouces


1. Database on present and past members, and their genealogical interests.

    Note: These details are restricted to members only. If you are not a member and wish

    to make contact one of our members, we will pass on your details, so our member

    can make the contact.


2. Extracts from various indexes showing TROTTs for UK Births (11,000+),

    Marriages (8,000+), Deaths (7,000+), Wills (1,760). Date Range: Births:1837-

    2009, Marriages: 1837-2008, Deaths: 1837-2007, Wills 1858-2007, in a

    number of formats, suitable for extracting information, depending on the

    known facts for a particular family.

    Australian Records: Over 1,400 TROTTs.


3. Lists of World War I and II deaths and/or cemetery records.


4. Family Search (Church of Latter Day Saints) International Genealogical Index

    (1988) in computer format. Most of the world as relevant to TROTT (and variants).


5. New Zealand extracts from Indexes for B/M/D from 1857 to 1960 (some gaps) and

    some Electoral Roll Data. Data for various States of Australia, and on-line

    indexes for some Australian States.


6. TROTT Family lists and relationships gleaned from individuals , and from Wills &

    Probate Records and from two of our expert members (the late Ed Trott of Canada

    and Gillian O' Mara of Australia, a professional genealogist) covering Australia,

    New Zealand, Canada and UK. We recommend and encourage participation in the

    TROTT DNA Project, see Tab, TROTT DNA Project.

    (Link: )


7. Copies of information obtained from the UK Society of Genealogists known as the

    Great File Index.


8. Transcript in typed form of Dr Campbell's Index - extracts from parish records for

    Somerset by parish - covering christenings, marriages, burials.


9. Large areas of census returns for the UK from 1841 to 1911 inclusive, together

    with similar abstracts from various parish records and monumental inscriptions

    containing over 14,000 TROTTs.


10. Guide Books on genealogy, complete set of Ordnance Survey maps of UK,

      complete set of UK Telephone Directories, some Victorian maps; genealogical

      directories; county record office/TNA/GRO guides, some census indexes.


11. Back copies of the Group newsletter are available for the cost of postage.

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