Trotter Genealogy

The Scottish name Trotter is occupational in orgin, (like many others), being derived from the work a man did.  In this case the name originates with the old French word "Trotteur" meaning "a runner or messenger"
There was Border clan of this name, the head of which was Trotter of Prentannan.  The Trotters of Mortonhall near Edinburgh dated back to the reign of Robert 2nd (1370-1390).     John Trotter who held land in Coldringham  in 1512.    Peter Trotar who held land in Reidpeth.etc  Note variations of Surname did occur from  time to time with another example being "Trotman" which uses the same Coat of Arms.

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   Here is an early map of the Border Clans with Trotters about Berwickshire.

Translation of the motto, Fortis non Ferox, is: "Brave not Fierce"

                   

                   Here's our branch of the                             Trotter Family Tree

                   This is the                                             Alexander Trotter/Davie Trotter line

 

Credit to some of our cousins and others who have helped with information here

 Thelma Copestake (Dec), Elaine Trickett (Dec), Bev and Peter Adolph, Janine Wilson, Colin and Helen Trotter,  Steven Trotter, Ron and EileenTrotter, Graham. and Connie Trotter, Alexander Burns, Anne Dennis,  Jan  Rudge,  Annette Clark, Sheena Connor,  Megan Tucker, Gay Noyer.             Apologies to any missed.

 Also see my mother's:                                 Crawhaw Family Tree

 

                                                                    Trotter Reunion 2.06.13

 This was organised by Colin and Mike and held at the Salty Dog Inn Snells Beach.  About 62 attended including five from Australia. Click on a photo to start the slideshow. 5 seconds delay between photos.

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Alexander(Gold )b.1845, NZ; Margaret Allan(L.Blue)b.1848, Tas; Minto Hutchinson(Pink)b.�1849, Tas;

John(Orange)b.1857, NZ; William(Sky blue)b.1859, Tas; Isabella Davie-Martin(Br. Yell)b.1861, NZ

Jane b.1864 but d. when 4 yrs old; Agnes Bird(Blue/Grey)b.1848, Tasmania. Andrew b.1850 d. 19yrs old;  James(L.Green)b.1853, Tas; Elizabeth Craig (L.Yellow)b.1855, NZ;

                                                                Trotter Reunion 26.02.11

 This was organised by Colin and Helen and held at the Red Beach School.  About 73 attended including three  from Australia. Click on a photo to start the slideshow. 5 seconds delay between photos.

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Alexander(Gold )b.1845, NZ; Margaret Allan(L.Blue)b.1848, Tas; Minto Hutchinson(Pink)b.1849, Tas;

John(Orange)b.1857, NZ; William(Sky blue)b.1859, Tas; Isabella Davie-Martin(Br. Yell)b.1861, NZ

Jane b.1864 but d. when 4 yrs old; Agnes Bird(Blue/Grey)b.1848, Tasmania. Andrew b.1850 d. 19yrs old;  James(L.Green)b.1853, Tas; Elizabeth Craig (L.Yellow)b.1855, NZ;

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