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The Entwistle name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Entwistle, a township in the parish of Bolton, Lancashire.

Entwistle Early Origins



The surname Entwistle was first found in Lancashire at Entwistle, a township, in the chapelry of Turton, parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford. "The township was anciently common land, belonging to the families of Blackburn and Entwistle. The latter family was long settled here, and Camden speaks of Entwistle Hall, in his time, as being "a neat and elegant mansion, the residence of noble proprietors of its own name." Sir Bertine Entwistle, knight, viscount, and Baron, of Bricqbec, in Normandy, a distinguished warrior in the reigns of Henry V. and VI., was among the heroes of Agincourt, and contributed by his zeal to the conquest of France. He was also engaged, on the side of the latter monarch, in the battle of St. Alban's, the first blow struck in the fatal quarrel between the houses of York and Lancaster, in 1455; and there unfortunately perished." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Wardleworth in Lancashire was home to a branch of the family. "Foxholes, in the township, has long been the seat of the Entwistles, a distinguished Lancashire family, of whom was Sir Bertyne Entwistle, one of the heroes of Agincourt. The original mansion was built by Edmund Entwistle soon after the Reformation." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Entwistle Spelling Variations


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Entwistle Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Entwistle has undergone many spelling variations, including Entwistle, Entwisell, Entwissell, Entwhistle and many more.

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Entwistle Early History


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Entwistle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Entwistle research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Entwistle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Entwistle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Entwistle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Entwistle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Entwistle were among those contributors:

Entwistle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Entwistle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Entwistle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W Entwistle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • James, John, Joseph, Samuel, and Thomas Entwistle arrived in Philadelphia between 1843 and 1864

Entwistle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Entwistle, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Bury, England, in 1905
  • Andrew Entwistle, aged 25, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1907
  • Eli Entwistle, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Bolton, England, in 1909
  • Abigail Entwistle, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Blackpool, England, in 1910
  • Annie Ellen Entwistle, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Entwistle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Albert Lucas Entwistle, aged 33, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1912
  • Harry Entwistle, aged 32, who settled in Woodstock, Canada, in 1915

Entwistle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Entwistle arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Entwistle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Entwistle (post 1700)



  • Alan Entwistle (1949-1996), American scholar of the Hindi language, professor at the University of Washington
  • Vicky Entwistle (b. 1968), English actress, best known for her role on Coronation Street
  • Millicent Lilian "Peg" Entwistle (1908-1932), English stage and screen actress
  • John Alec Entwistle (1944-2002), English bass guitarist of The Who, probably the most influential bassist in rock music, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Harold Entwistle (1865-1944), American film actor

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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: Per ce signe a Agincourt
Motto Translation: Through this sign, we have Agincourt


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. 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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The Entwistle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Entwistle 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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