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Origins Available: Borderlands, Scottish


The distinguished surname Thwaites is thought to have emerged in the border region between North England and Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse "pveit," meaning "meadow, piece of land." Thus, the name originally referred to a "dweller at the meadow."

Thwaites Early Origins



The surname Thwaites was first found in Norfolk. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ralph del Thweit, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls for 1206. Ralph de Tweit was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Norfolk in 1221 and later, Alan del Thweit was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1301. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name later emerged in the northern county of Yorkshire, borne by a notable family.

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Thwaites Spelling Variations


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Thwaites Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thwaites, Thwaits, Thwaite, Thweat, Thweatt, Thwaytes, Twaite, Twaites, Twaits, Tweats, Thoytes, Thwayte, Threet, Threat and many more.

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Thwaites Early History


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Thwaites Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thwaites research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1301, 1379, 1638, 1723, 1797, 1824 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Thwaites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thwaites Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thwaites Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Francis Thwaites (1638-1723), a British priest, Captain Joseph Thwaites (d. 1797), a pirate, and Robert Thwaytes (b. 1824), a mathematician and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thwaites 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thwaites Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Thwaites, who settled in Boston, Massachussets in 1635

Thwaites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Esther Thwaites, who came to Philadelphia in 1803

Thwaites Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Thwaites arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Thomas M. Thwaites arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Caroline A. Thwaites arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Thomas M. Thwaites, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Caroline A. Thwaites, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thwaites (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thwaites (post 1700)



  • Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853-1913), American historical writer
  • Michael Rayner Thwaites AO (1915-2005), Australian academic, poet, intelligence officer, and activist
  • Johnstone William "John" Thwaites (b. 1955), Australian politician, Deputy Premier of the state of Victoria from 1999 to 2007
  • Sir John Thwaites (1815-1870), British politician, first Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works
  • John Barrass "Jack" Thwaites (1902-1986), Tasmanian bushwalker and conservationist
  • Hugh Thwaites (b. 1917), Catholic Priest
  • George Henry Kendrick Thwaites (1812-1882), British botanist and entomologist
  • Bryan Thwaites, Principal of Westfield College University in London
  • Daniel Thwaites, founder of Thwaites Brewery in 1807 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England
  • Penelope Thwaites (b. 1944), Australian composer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  11. ...

The Thwaites Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thwaites 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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