Explore the Family Name Troutman

The meaning of Troutman

Americanized form of German Trautmann.

Dictionary of American Family Names, 2nd edition, © Oxford University Press, 2022.

How common is the last name Troutman in the United States?

Based on data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Troutman saw a minor decrease in rank between 2000 and 2010, moving from 2,954 to 3,135, marking a 6.13% drop. However, the actual count of individuals with the Troutman surname increased by 2.76% during the same period, growing from 11,210 to 11,519. The proportion per 100,000 people also decreased slightly by 6.01%, falling from 4.16 to 3.91.

20002010Change
Rank#2,954#3,135-6.13%
Count11,21011,5192.76%
Proportion per 100k4.163.91-6.01%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Troutman

In terms of ethnicity, the Decennial U.S. Census data reveals some shifts among those carrying the Troutman surname between 2000 and 2010. The percentage of Troutmans identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander saw a substantial increase of 62.96%, albeit from a small base, moving from 0.27% to 0.44%. There was also a notable rise among those identifying as Hispanic (47.97%) and Black (9.22%). The group identifying as Two or More Races also grew by 30.23%. Meanwhile, the White ethnic identity saw a decline of 3.05%, still making up the majority at 79.80% in 2010. The American Indian and Alaskan Native category remained relatively stable with a slight increase of 6.90%.

20002010Change
White82.31%79.8%-3.05%
Black14.32%15.64%9.22%
Hispanic1.23%1.82%47.97%
Two or More Races1.29%1.68%30.23%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.58%0.62%6.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.27%0.44%62.96%

Troutman ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Troutman is British & Irish, which comprises 45.8% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (35.2%) and Eastern European (4.1%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Nigerian, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish45.8%
French & German35.2%
Eastern European4.1%
Other14.9%
Troutman

Possible origins of the surname Troutman

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Troutman have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom80.50%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom80.50%
Greater London, United Kingdom80.50%
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom80.10%
Merseyside, United Kingdom80.10%

What Troutman haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Troutman is R-CTS3402, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS3402 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include R-L23 and R-L2, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Kish, Woodall, Klotz, Olszewski, Knoll, Franz, Pagel, Horvath, Kozlowski, Tarantino.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Troutman surname are: T2b, H, H1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

troutmanPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Troutman have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Troutman

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Troutman" Surname 46.3%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Troutman

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Troutman" Surname 28.8%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Troutman

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Troutman" Surname 19.8%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Troutman

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Troutman" Surname 18.0%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Troutman?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Troutman are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%