A German and English surname, Trogden means one who lives near a trough or hollow. Variations in spelling for Trogden include Troge, Trogene, Trogdon, Trogge, Troggers, Trojen, Troger and Trogenes. In Germany the Trogden name began in the Bavaria region. In England just a couple pockets where several with the Trogden name have lived; in the city of London, Devon, Durham and within Wales in Glamorgan. Within the United States most with the Trogden surname have lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Oklahoma. Famous: William Lewis Trogdon (author of adventure travel guides) and Howell G. Trogden (awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War).