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Thwaites History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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."

Early Origins of the Thwaites family


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.

Early History of the Thwaites family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thwaites research.
Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1301, 1379, 1441, 1453, 1445, 1446, 1435, 1503, 1471, 1483, 1478, 1483, 1483, 1490, 1483, 1493, 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Thwaites family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Thwaits, an English medieval academic administrator, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1441-1453) and Chancellor of Oxford University (1445-1446); Sir Thomas Thwaites (c.1435-1503), Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1471 to 1483, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1478 to 1483, and Treasurer of...
Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thwaites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Thwaites family to Ireland


Some of the Thwaites family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Thwaites family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled in Philadelphia in 1803

Thwaites Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Thwaites, who 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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Caroline A. Thwaites, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Thomas M. Thwaites, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Caroline A. Thwaites, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Thwaites (post 1700)


  • Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853-1913), American historical writer
  • General Sir William Thwaites KCB KCMG (1868-1947), British Director of Military Intelligence (1918-1923), Commander of the British Army of the Rhine (1927-1929)
  • Robinson Thwaites (1807-1884), English founder of Robinson Thwaites and Co, Thwaites and Carbutt and Thwaites Brothers
  • Sir John Thwaites (1815-1870), British politician, the first Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works
  • Johnstone William "John" Thwaites (b. 1955), former Australian politician, 22nd Deputy Premier of Victoria (1999-2007)
  • John Anthony Thwaites (1909-1981), British art critic and author
  • John Barrass "Jack" Thwaites (1902-1986), British Australian pioneer Tasmanian bushwalker and conservationist
  • Denis Thwaites (1944-2015), English professional footballer
  • David Barry Thwaites (b. 1976), British actor and producer
  • Caitlin Thwaites (b. 1986), Australian two-time gold medalist netball and volleyball player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Thwaites family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Raymond William Thwaites (1916-1939), British Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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