Philippe du Trieux was a Walloon who arrived in ‘New Netherlands’ from exile in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Sailing on the vessel “New Amsterdam”, Philippe, his second wife Susanna du Chesne, his son Philippe Jr. and daughter Maria of his first marriage arrived in New Amsterdam (New York City) in mid-May 1624. With very few exceptions, all those with the surname Truax, Truex, Trueax, Truaxe and other variants are descended from Philippe du Trieux.
The Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants was established in 1981 to locate and bring together the descendants of one of North America’s oldest families. If your family name is Truax, Trueax, or Truex. During the more than 370 years since the family’s arrival from the Netherlands, some 15 generations have been produced. Descendants are widely scattered through the United States and Canada. The “cousins” are of many family names.
In the examination of any family’s genealogy, many wonderful stories are found on both our grandfathers’ and grandmothers’ sides. Most members of the Association study not only the family of the paternal emigrant, Philippe du Trieux, but those who joined his descendants in marriage, generation by generation.
The Association of Philippe du Trieux Association is an all volunteer, non-profit, organization. Unlike many descendant organizations, membership in the Association is not limited to those who descend from Philippe du Trieux, rather membership is open to all parties interested in the rich history we have to offer.
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