Recorded as Trendall, Trundle, Trundell and Trundler, this is an English surname. It is locational from the village of Trendale in the parish of Pitminster, Somerset. For reasons unproven, the inhabitants of Trendale seem to have moved as a body across England to Norfolk between the years 1260 and 1360, with some nameholders putting down roots on the way. There was originally a scattering of 'Trendells' in the Hertford area, but the spelling as Trundle and Trundler is pure Norfolk from the mid 16th century. The village name derives from the Olde British 'trenta' meaning river or possibly river crossing, plus 'dael' - a valley. The eminent Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley also considered that the name was especially noteworthy for the very large number of ecclesiastical recordings of which examples are John Tryndell, the rector of Wimbotsham, Norfolk 1569, and John Trundler, the rector of Bexwell, in 1565. Also recorded are Judith Trundle, who in 1733, married Lawrence Allison at St George' chapel, Hanover Square, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Trendyl. This was dated 1360, when he was the vicar of Witton, Norfolk, during the reign of King Edward 111rd of England, 1327 - 1377. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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