His grandfather Maurice played for England and Somerset while father Tim is an integral part of Hampshire having served as a player, director of cricket and is currently the club secretary.
Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams said: "Chris is just beginning to approach the prime of his career.
"His height, pace and action make him suited to bowling at The Oval and I am looking forward to him developing partnerships in our pace attack."
Surrey have made huge changes to their squad after a poor 2009 campaign. Nine players have left the staff, with Steven Davies, Gareth Batty, Piyush Chawla and Rory Hamilton-Brown all joining in addition to Tremlett.
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