Join
Log in  | New? Register or use

156,545 TRAN members around the world

Keep me informed as to TRAN Family online & offline events

TRAN Family History

This interesting surname may be a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, deriving from the Middle English "trayne", Old French "traine" meaning "guile", "trickery", "a trap or snare for catching wild animals". Recordings include one Robert Trayne (1243), "The Assize Rolls of Durham". Secondly, it is a nickname for a person bearing a fancied resemblance to the bird the crane, deriving from the Old Norse "trani" meaning "crane". Recordings of this include Richard Trane (1301), "The Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire", and Thomas Tran (1458) a charter witness at the burgh of irvina.
MEET

Join the conversation with the TRAN tribe

  • Find your TRAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your TRAN Family
  • Tell us about your TRAN ancestors
  • Ask a question about the TRAN history
  • Leave a message for TRAN family members

Invite more TRAN family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the TRAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover about where the TRAN live around the world

156,545

TRANs FOUND

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the TRAN Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from