Troth Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Troth Trowth Troath
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Project leader: Becky Troth

Welcome to the Troth one name study page.

To add the Troth One Name Study badge to your Troth profiles use the badge template:- {{One Name Study|name =Troth}} (Adding the badge automatically categorises the profile)

Which looks like this:
This profile is part of the Troth Name Study.

If you prefer not to display the badge the category to add to your profiles is [[Category:Troth Name Study]]

Once you have categorised your ancestor as being part of the Troth Name Study, they will be listed in the Category: Troth Name Study page. From here you'll find the sub categories for the Troth One Name Study.

For example:

Australia Troth Name Study

England Troth Name Study.

United States Troth Name Study

Remember to add Troth to your followed tags.

If you would like to add the Troth one name study member badge to your own profile the code to use is {{Member|ONS|name=Troth}} This is only to be used for members of the one name study, not for profiles included in the name study which should use {{One Name Study|name =Troth}}

If you have any questions just ask.


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Troth and the variants of that name. 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.

Origins of Troth

The modern surname Troth or Troath derives from the Middle English "trowthe, trouthe", good faith, loyalty, from the Olde English pre 7th Century "treowth", truth, a derivative of "treow", true.

As a nickname surname it would have been bestowed on someone considered to be outstandingly loyal and faithful, possibly a servant or retainer. "Troth" may also be an "oath-surname", acquired by the habitual use of the common phrase "By my troth" to emphasise the truthfulness of an assertion.

The word Troth is still used today in Wedding vows '"I plight thee my Troth" or " I pledge thee my Troth", which simply means: I promise my loyalty, or according to The Collins Dictionary:

  1. To make a promise of marriage
  2. To give one's solemn promise

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Troth, which was dated 1327, in the "Suffolk Subsidy Rolls", during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307-1327.

Variations of the Surname Troth

Troath, Trowth, Truth, Trotth, Trothe, Trouth, Troith, Trooth

Please feel free to add other variants as you find them, or know of them.

Task List

  1. To research Troth families and add their profiles to wikiTree.
  2. Maintenance of the profiles, for example finding and adding sources to Troth profiles that are currently unsourced.
  3. Add stickers and categorise profiles.
Help with Stickers, Templates and examples of sourcing
Help Categorisation
  • The best place to start is with your own Troth ancestors. Go over the profiles and see if you can improve them.
Look to:
  • Add dates if they are not there.
  • Remember, BMD registers are when the event was registered, not when it happened. This is particularly important when it comes to Birth Date. Wikitree does not recognise this when GEDCOMs are uploaded. If you don't know the exact date add the year if known.
  • If you don't know the birth or death date for a person, you're encouraged to estimate a date. Help with Estimated Dates. Remember to add {{Estimated Date}} to the top of the profile above the == Biography == headline.
  • Add sources if they are not on the profile. Otherwise add {{Unsourced}} to the top of the profile.
  • Build a bio that provides, as a minimum, enough information to ensure the profile does not get incorrectly merged.
  • Are they Genealogically Defined ? Add [[Space:Genealogically Defined|Genealogically Defined]] below the categories and above the ==Biography== headline on the profile.

Example Profiles

  • Elizabeth Troth has in-line sourcing, simple biography, categories and stickers. Click Edit to view the page in edit mode.
  • Joseph Troath has in-line sourcing, biography, tables, categories and stickers. Click Edit to view the page in edit mode.

Other ways to help


  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: One Name Studies WikiTree and Becky Troth. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

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Looking for William Henry Troth born 7th August 1837 Birmingham
posted by Graham Troth