What does the name Trail mean?

What does the name Trail mean?

Scottish: probably a habitational or topographic name from northern Scotland; Black mentions a creek named Traill in Gaelic, running into Upper Loch Torridon.

Where does the name Traill come from?

The Scottish Traill surname is most likely a habitational name, taken on from a place name; perhaps from the Gaelic “Traill Creek” which runs into Upper Loch Torridon. Alternatively, the name could have originated in Normandy, France. In this case they claim descent from ” the castle of Trely, in La Manche.

Does every last name have a crest?

No. There is no such thing as a ‘coat of arms for a surname’. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.

Where does the last name Weiler come from?

The surname Weiler was first found in Upper Swabia, where the name came from aristocratic origins, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name is derived from the Latin form “vilare” meaning farmstead.

Why do hikers use trail names?

So, why do hikers use trail names? Trail names are simply fun nicknames typically given to fellow hikers on a long distance trek or thru-hike. They are a fun way to “break the ice” when meeting others out on the same strenuous journey.

What nationality is Trail?

Recorded as Traell, Trail, Traill, Trayle, and others, this is a Scottish surname of some history and minor nobility. The derivation of the place name and hence the surname is almost certainly from the ancient Gaelic, and maybe even from a small river called Abhainn Traill, which flows into Loch Torridon.

What is a Weiler?

Weiler. A place to store wine.

Do you pick your own trail name?

Some choose their own before they ever start trail. Most wait to be dubbed until they have started hiking. This gives them the chance to develop their hiking personality and allows others to get to know them first, because the people around you are the ones who will find your name.

What makes a good trail name?

Trail names are fun, silly or serious names hikers either select for themselves or that are bestowed upon them by fellow hikers. Generally, the name has some connection to a hiking experience or to the hiker’s life.