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There are approximately 779 people named Trenchard in the UK. That makes it the 8,321th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 12 are named Trenchard.

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The Trenchard surname in historical dictionaries

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

TRENCHARD. Baldwin de Riparils, Earl of Devon, granted Ilordhill, in the Isle of AVight, to the ancestor of this family, Paganus Trenchard, temp. Henry I. The name is most probably derived from the O. Fr. trencher, to carve ; and it may refer to the occupation of the original bearer, either as a carver of viands, or as owner of a trenchant blade in war.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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