Twisselton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Twisselton family

The surname Twisselton was first found in Yorkshire at Twistleton, where one of the first records of the name was Thomas de Twisilton listed in the Feet of Fines of 1208. A few years later, Hugh de Twiselton was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1260. [1]

Twiston, is a township, in the chapelry of Downham, parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe in Lancashire. "This place was called Twysilton in the reign of John, at which time the family of Twysilton occur as owners here. In the 1st of Edward III., when the Hall existed, the property was possessed by Richard de Greenacres; a successor." [2]

In the case of the variant Thistleton, this name is derived from the parishes located in Lancashire and Leicestershire. These parishes literally mean "farmstead or village where thistles grow," from the Old English "thistel" + "tun." [3] The Leicestershire parish is the older of the two as this parish was listed as Tistletune [4] in the Domesday Book of 1086, whereas the Lancashire parish was listed as Thistilton in 1212.

Important Dates for the Twisselton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twisselton research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1629, 1658, 1510, 1600, 1487, 1455, 1487, 1618, 1667, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Twisselton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twisselton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twistleton, Thistleton, Thisselton, Twisselton, Twizzleton, Twisleton, Thisleton, Twiselden, Twisden, Twysden, Thysleton and many more.

Early Notables of the Twisselton family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twisselton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Twisselton family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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