A new page has been added to remember
those Trattles lost in the wars "Lest
How did this study start?
My mother, Edna, was born a Trattles
in 1926. In 1995 I commenced researching my own family tree and
had very little luck in establishing any accurate information
about mams Grandfather John James Trattles. In the hope that I
would eventually find him and his parents I commenced gathering
information on all Trattles that I found. At the time information
on the WWW was limited and I relied heavily upon local records
offices and some very friendly and helpful Trattlers out there!
My secondary interest/hobby in IT was
also developing and I set about making my own personal website
which did hold information and a database on my Trattles information.
In 10 years I received many contacts and queries from like minded
Trattlers across the world. Whilst I believe I was helpful to
some, others I never got around to contacting due to personal
circumstances in more recent years.
The time has now come to re-establish
my Trattles interest and along with re-developing my website and
organising my contacts, I have registered the Trattles surname
with the Guild of One Name Studies, February 2012.
The above banner is combined images
of 'our mam', Edna, her mother Olive Trattles (nee Percival),
her father John James Trattles, and siblings Joan & John Trattles
This study also includes those individuals
with the surname variants of Tratles and Trattle. Beware though,
there are many 'deviants' (transcription / spelling errors) of
the name many including : Frattles, Fratles, Fattles, Fatles,
Batles and Battles.
of the Surname Trattles
I have no accurate information on the
origin of the surname, however it is fair to say that many ancestors
of todays Trattles appear to have links to the NE of England (specifically
Hinderwell) in the 1600s.
It has been said that Trattles may
have come to the shores of England from Denmark, though I have
no source material to back this up.
of the surname in the UK
I have transcribed all Trattles in
census returns 1841-1911. Please see the graphs showing on the
Distribution page for
details of County coverage in the UK.
1841 - 116
1851 - 107
1861 - 96
1871 - 102
1881 - 110
1891 - 155
1901 - 159
1911 - 177
UK 2002 Statistics:
The National Statistics database of England, Wales & Isle
of Man for 2002 states:
Trattles - there was 231 instances of this surname and it was
ranked 19,436th out of 270,000 surnames
Trattle - there was 10 instances of this surname and it was ranked
143,714th out of 270,000 surnames