Twine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Twine family

The surname Twine was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Kilton Castle. Thwing is located in the Yorkshire Wolds in the civil parish of Thwing and Octon and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Tuennc, in the hundred of Burton. Literally the place name is derived from the Old English word "thweng" which means "narrow strip of land." [1]

About 1220, Sir Robart de Thwenge (Thweng, Thwing, Tweng) was elected by other English Barons to travel to Rome with a complaint against the pontiff in the encroachment of their ecclesiastical rights. The family were elevated to the peerage about 1300 after Marmaduke de Twenge distinguished himself in the Scottish Wars. He was summoned to Parliament as a Baron and the family became one of the senior families in Yorkshire. [2]

John Twenge (Saint John of Bridlington, John Thwing, John of Thwing, John Thwing of Bridlington) (1319-1379), born in the village of Thwing was an English saint who was canonized in 1401 by Pope Boniface IX. Nunthorpe, a chapelry, in the parish of Ayton, union of Stokesley held a manor that was bestowed by the Conqueror upon Robert de Brus, and from whom it descended by marriage to the Thweng family. [3]

Important Dates for the Twine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twine research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1635 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Twine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thwenge, Thweng, Thwing, Thwinge, Twenge, Tweng, Twinge and many more.

Early Notables of the Twine family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twine migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gerard Twine, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 [4]
  • J K Twine, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twine (post 1700)

  • Sandra Diaz- Twine (b. 1974), American office assistant, known for her appearances on the reality game show Survivor

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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