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Where did the English Twist family come from? What is the English Twist family crest and coat of arms? When did the Twist family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Twist family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Twyss, Twysse, Twiss, Twisse, Twist, Twiste, Twyst and many more.
First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Twizel near Coldstream as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. One of the first on record was Agnes de Twizel of the county of Berwick who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England who restored her lands in Berwickshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twist research. Another 211 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1787, 1802, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Twist History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twist Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Twist family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Twist Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Twist Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Twist Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Twist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twist 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.
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