This rare name which is found recorded under the spellings of Trearey, Trery, Trarey, Trorey and Trory, is a late developer, not being found before the 18th Century. This strongly suggests a variant spelling of an existing name such as the Cornish 'Treofrey', from the village of Phillack, which has been dialectually transposed by the loss of the 'f'. The second possiblity is a Huguenot introduction - a possible variant spelling of the French heraldic name 'Trorer', of this we have no definitive proof but the dates are consistent with this possibility. The recording dates include Sarah Trarey (1811, St. Giles), Elizabeth Treory (1837, Stepney), and John Trory (1849, St. Mary Mouthaw, London). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Trery, which was dated May 30th 1727, married Ann Tomson at St. Giles Cripplegate, London. during the reign of King George I, 'Hanover George', 1715 - 1727. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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