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The name Trollope is derived from the place-name Troughburn, in Northumberland, England, [1] originally Trolhop, Norse for "troll valley". The earliest recorded use of the surname is John Andrew Trolope (1427–1461) who lived in Thornlaw, Co. Durham[2] and Sir Andrew Trollope (died 1461) who was an English soldier during the later stages of the Hundred Years' War and at the time of the Wars of the Roses.

Spelling variations of this family name include Trollop, Trollope, Trolloop, Trollup, Trollupe, and others.

Notable Trollopes include:


  1. ^ Hey: p.7
  2. ^ Reaney: p.355


  • D Hey Family Names and Family History (2000) . ISBN 1-85285-255-0
  • P H Reaney Dictionary of British Surnames ( 1958). ISBN 0-7100-8106-5

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