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Celtic Radio Community > Surnames & Heraldry > Trott

Posted by: CelticRadio 27-Feb-2012, 07:54 PM
Background: Trott is a variant of Trotter and is from Northern English and Scottish origin. It is the occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) 'to walk fast' (old French troter, of Germanic origin). In it's German form is is an occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot (t)e 'winepress'. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland and Swabia.

Variations: Trott, Trot, Troth, Troath, Trotman, Trotter.

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