Tremlett was the surname of a Muggle family that must have had some distant magical ancestry,[1] as Donaghan Tremlett turned out to be a Muggle-born wizard.

Known family members

Etymology

Tremlett is an English surname of Norman-French origin, derived from Les Trois Minettes, a village in Calvados, France that was apparently once the site of three mines.[2] Given Donaghan's musical profession, it may have been chosen in reference to tremolo (from the Italian, "shaking"), the rapid repetition of a single note or the alternation between multiple notes.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 30 July 2007 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling
  2. "Tremlett" on The Internet Surname Database
  3. "Tremolo" on Wiktionary
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