Trant Name Study

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Trant Name Study

Trant was always considered among researchers as a "Kerry" surname. Quite numerous in county Kerry, Ireland. Possible variants are Treamhant, Treant. It is possible that Trant is of Norse origin. [1]

I became personally interested in it's "Kerry-ness" because it's the surname of one of my ancestors. My fourth great grandmother,who was born about 1770, was Mary Trant. She lived, married and died in Kerry.

If you have a Trant ancestor in Kerry, contact me and we will try to fit our Trants in the jigsaw puzzle of the Trants of Ireland.

Trant Surname History

From The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure (Oxford University Press, Nov 17, 2016):

Trant Surname Count
Trant Surname History (English)
History of Trant Surname

England and Wales Census, 1881

The 1881 census for England and Wales listed 157 individuals with the exact surname of Trant.

Griffith Count

Household numbers of the surname TRANT, by county, in the Griffith's (1847-64)

Clare: 1

Dublin: 4

Dublin city: 2

Kerry: 29

Kilkenny: 1

Limerick: 2

Offaly: 1

Tipperary: 4

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Maggie N. or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


To see the Trants listed in the Trant Name Study, check here:


To add a Trant profile,



The prime goal of this Trant Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname and, maybe the variants of that name. At this point, there is no collection of variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.


I have not selected a variant for the surname Trant at WikiTree yet. Of course, through the course of time in records, there are many deviants, like Trantt, Trent, Tront but those spellings could be entirely different surnames.


  1. MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families, Dublin, 1982

See Also:

  • One Name Studies in Ireland: "Michael Merrigan reveals a different approach when researching Gaelic surnames" Journal of One-Name Studies, October 2000. Pp. 10-13. Volume 7. Issue#4. October 2000. (Part 1). How lrish one-name studies differ from those in England. By Michael Merrigan. Pp. 12-16. Journal of One-Name Studies, October 2000. Volume 7. Issue#5. January 2001. (Part 2).The line between Gaelic and non-Gaelic studies. Part two of our special report on One Name Studies in Ireland by Michael Merriigan. Paid Wall Link Paid Wall Link note: Must be a One Name Guild member to access or locate in your library.
  • An Irish One-Name Study by Vicki Perry. Journal of One-Name Studies, Vol 10 No 9, Jan-Mar 2011.

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