Troublesome Tranters: Harriet’s Timeline

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Troublesome Tranters

On Thursday, in the first installment of Troublesome Tranters, I introduced the brick wall of Harriet Tranter.  The second installment in the series is to create a timeline of significant events in Harriet’s life. The life of Harriet that I know of, is a short one and there are events that I’m not sure even …

Surname Profile : Tranter

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Surname Profiles

“English (mainly West Midlands): occupational name for a peddler or hawker, especially one equipped with a horse and cart, Middle English traunter, traventer (Late Latin travetarius, of uncertain origin, possibly derived from Latin transvehere ‘to convey’).” Ancestry.co.uk The Tranter surname is relatively common but it is also unique enough to make researching them easier than …