Peter Trounson

about September 1788–23 June 1836 (Age 47)
St Erth, Cornwall, England

The Life of Peter

When Peter Trounson was born about September 1788, in St Erth, Cornwall, England, his father, Peter Trounson, was 27 and his mother, Margaret James, was 26. He married Margaret Peters on 10 February 1811, in St Hilary, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 June 1836, in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, at the age of 47, and was buried in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Peter Trounson
Margaret Peters
Marriage: 10 February 1811
Mary Peters Trounson
Joel James Trounson
Elizabeth Trounson
Margaret Trounson
Jennifer Trounson
Peter Trounson

Spouse and Children

10 February 1811
St Hilary, Cornwall, England


    Mary Peters Trounson



    Elizabeth Trounson


    Margaret Trounson


    Jennifer Trounson


+1 More Child

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+4 More Children

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1801 · The Act of Union

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Age 20

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Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat man, from Middle English, Old French tronchon ‘piece broken off’ (Late Latin truncio, genitive truncionis, from truncus ‘lopped’, ‘cut short’). It is just possible that the nickname also denoted someone who carried a staff or cudgel as a symbol of office, but this sense of the word is not attested in English before the 16th century.2 French: from Old French tronson ‘block of wood’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Peter Trounson in entry for Joel James Trounson and Caroline Andrewartha, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Peter Trounson in entry for Joel James Trounson, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Peter Trounsor in entry for Elizth Trounsor, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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