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Where did the English Twigg family come from? What is the English Twigg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Twigg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Twigg family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Twygg, Twygge, Twigg, Twiggs, Twig and others.

First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twigg research. Another 366 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1724, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Twigg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Twigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Twigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twigg Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Charles Twigg, who landed in Maryland in 1655
  • Francis Twigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1655

Twigg Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Paul Twigg settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1820
  • Robert Twigg settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Thomas Twigg, who landed in Arkansas in 1873
  • John H. Twigg, aged 51, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1892
  • J. H. Twigg, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1893


Twigg Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Edith Twigg, aged 23, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Alferd Twigg, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Harold Despard Twigg, aged 32, who settled in America from Cloghes, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mary Twigg, aged 53, who settled in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Herbert Twigg, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908


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  • Rebecca Twigg (b. 1963), American seven-time gold medalist racing cyclist, two-time Olympian
  • Derek Twigg (b. 1959), British Labour Party politician
  • Gary Twigg (b. 1984), Scottish footballer from Glasgow
  • Stephen Twigg (b. 1966), British Labour Party politician, Minister of State for Schools (2004-2005)
  • Georgie Twigg (1990-2012), British bronze medalist hockey player at the 2012 Olympic Games


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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Twigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twigg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 October 2014 at 15:13.

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