Early Origins of the Twiddy family
The surname Twiddy was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, on the lands of Tweedie in the parish of Stonehouse in Lanarkshire
. Even from ancient times the Tweedies had a reputation of being a savage race and were frequently at odds with the Law.
Early History of the Twiddy family
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Twiddy Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Twiddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Twiddy family to Ireland
Some of the Twiddy family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Twiddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Twiddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Twiddy, who settled in Maryland in 1722
The Twiddy Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Thol And Think
Motto Translation: Wait and think